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Germany's homeless population explodes as refugee policy backfires

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:40 The latest report published by Germany’s Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless shows the number of people living on the streets has surged by 33 percent in the two years through 2016. “In 2016 an estimated 52,000 people were living on German streets, an increase of a third on the 39,000 people who ...

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In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists

Google has confirmed a major policy shift in how it approaches extremist content on YouTube. A spokeswoman told us it has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other videos of named terrorists, unless the content is journalistic or educational in nature — ...

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YouTube implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children

A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with YouTube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and popular children’s characters. Now YouTube says it is putting in place a new process to age-restrict these types of videos in the main YouTube app. “Age-restricted content is automatically ...

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Brazile faces backlash after memo shows Clinton paid DNC for staffing, policy control

A newly released memo shows a deal struck between the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and then-candidate Hillary Clinton in 2015 gave her campaign power to influence staffing and policy, in exchange for monthly payments. On Friday, NBC News released another agreement between the DNC and the Clinton campaign from August 26, 2015, only four months after Clinton announced her candidacy. ...

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‘Freelance foreign policy’? Tory Minister Priti Patel held undisclosed meetings in Israel

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 10:53 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2017 12:04 Tory MP Priti Patel held undisclosed meetings in Israel without telling the Foreign Office while accompanied by an influential pro-Israel Conservative lobbyist, it has been reported. She has been accused of breaking the ministerial code of conduct. Patel, the international development secretary, met the leader of one of ...

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China to dominate AI by 2030 unless changes made to US policy – Alphabet’s Schmidt

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 11:27 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 11:30 China is likely to beat the US in artificial intelligence under its national plan to exceed all other countries in the field by 2030, despite the Americans being its creators in the name of their own “exceptionalism,” the Alphabet Inc. chairman has warned. “Trust me, these Chinese people ...

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Rape & sex assault victims still being held at Yarl’s Wood immigration center, breaching UK policy

Women who have been raped and sexually assaulted are still being routinely locked up in detention centers. That is despite the government’s policy explicitly forbidding authorities to do so. A women’s refugee organization found severely traumatized victims are still being detained in the Yarl’s Wood immigration detention center for indefinite periods. Read more The detention is in breach of new ...

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‘Safe space’ policy prevents free speech society from hearing their first guest at Sussex University

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 09:05 Edited time: 1 Nov, 2017 09:28 A newly formed free-speech society at Sussex University failed in its mission at the first hurdle, as its initial guest, a United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) member, was prevented from speaking amid concerns that he breached a ‘safe space’ policy. The Liberate to Debate society, however, had to ...

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Twitter announces policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by RT

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:26 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:53 Twitter has banned RT and another Russian news outlet, Sputnik, from placing any advertisements. The action comes after they “attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government.” The social network says it will give away money already earned from the two companies. “Early this ...

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‘Everyone should stand’ for anthem, but NFL won't change policy – commissioner

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 22:27 The National Football League is not changing its policy, but the commissioner is insisting that all players should stand for the US national anthem. President Donald Trump has blasted players who refused to stand as disrespectful. The controversy, which began in 2016 with a protest over police brutality, escalated following Trump’s remarks at a ...

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