EU pressed over stricter messaging privacy rules

first_img Previous ArticleRegulator clears Telefonica, Liberty Global UK megadealNext ArticleSony focused on camera first in latest flagships Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Privacy and human rights organisations urged the European Parliament to solidify its stance on stricter privacy laws for messaging apps, as it expressed concerns proposals by the European Council would validate data protection abuses.In a letter to the Parliament, a group of 30 organisations including Amnesty International and Privacy International warned the Council’s position weakened proposals by the legislative branch to improve protections for users regarding tracking, monitoring and consent.The organisations said the Council watered down these plans by introducing “ambiguity” on when data tracking is considered necessary, in turn legitimising potential “abuses and breaches of data protection law” and failing to address a deficit in user trust.In a decision taken in February, the Council outlined certain situations where messaging app providers “may process metadata”, for example location and receipt of communication, “for a purpose other than that for which it was collected, even when this is not based on the user’s consent or certain provisions on legislative measures under European Union or member state law”.The European Commission planned to impose tighter rules covering the handling of customer messages, calls and data in messaging apps by May 2018, but the process was slowed by a lack of consensus on different points. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Tags Related Industry groups welcome EU privacy agreement European Parliamentmessaging appsprivacy regulationscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 APR 2021 Blog: Can rivals capitalise on WhatsApp privacy saga? Home EU pressed over stricter messaging privacy rules Español La Unión Europea y el Reino Unido endurecerán las normas de reparación de dispositivos Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more last_img read more

Croatia’s presidential candidates prepare for run-off

first_imgIvo Josipovic, Croatia’s president since 2010, and rival candidate Kolinda Grabar- Kitarovic are neck and neck as they go into the second round of a presidential election on Sunday (11 January).In the first round, held on 28 December, neither candidate won an outright majority. Josipovic, from the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SDP), won 38.6% of the vote. Grabar-Kitarovic, of the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and a former minister for foreign affairs and European integration, received 37.1%.The result was closer than expected, as opinion polls had made Josipovic the clear favourite. The main challenge for the two candidates will be to garner the votes of candidates that failed to make it to the second round. Milan Kujundžic, of the right-wing Croatian Dawn party, and Ivan Vilibor Sincic, a 24-year old independent, won a combined 23% of the vote. Sincic, whose main campaign message was an attack on the establishment, won 16.4% of the vote. He is advising supporters to spoil their ballot papers in the second round rather than back the remaining contenders.Croatia’s centre-left government has to deal with a weak economy that is suffering from a six-year recession and an unemployment rate of nearly 20%.In a televised debate on Sunday (4 January), Grabar-Kitarovic held Josipovic responsible for the parlous economic situation. “It is the five worst years in Croatian history,” she said.Josipovic countered by saying that Grabar-Kitarovic had failed to produce measures to improve the economy and increase employment.The position of president is largely ceremonial, although the outcome of Sunday’s vote is seen as a test ahead of the next general election, scheduled for February 2016.last_img read more

New Mexico State Police Arrest Violent Arizona Fugitives

first_imgBreanna Sanchez-ColemanNMSP News:BELEN – The New Mexico State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit received information Tuesday, Feb. 11 from the Tucson Police Department in Arizona that several wanted violent fugitives from Arizona were in Belen.  The fugitives were identified as Maurice Diaz-Casales,16, Breanna Sanchez-Coleman, 20, and Jarrel Diaz-Casales, 18, all of Arizona. They were wanted in connection with multiple robberies that occurred in Arizona.After receiving this information, the New Mexico State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, which was created by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in October of 2019 to arrest wanted fugitives across the state, began an investigation to locate these fugitives, and coordinate a plan to safely take them off the streets and into custody. Maurice Diaz-CasalesDue to the violent nature of the individuals, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit requested assistance from the New Mexico State Police Special Operations Bureau consisting of Tactical Team, Bomb Squad and Crisis Intervention Team as well as the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau and Uniform Bureau.In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 12, Fugitive Apprehension Unit Agents positively identified and located two of the fugitives at 1200 Court Street in Belen. Jarrell Diaz-Casales After a brief standoff, New Mexico State Police Special Operations executed a search warrant on the house and successfully took Maurice Diaz-Casales and Sanchez-Coleman into custody.  Jarrell Diaz-Casales was not in the house but through investigation agents quickly located him in Albuquerque and took him into custody without incident. A fourth individual, Lucy Sanchez, 21, of Los Lunas who is not believed to be connected to the Arizona robberies, was inside the Belen residence.  She was arrested and charged with Abuse of a Child. CYFD took custody of her 4-year-old child. Maurice, Sanchez-Coleman and Sanchez were booked into the Valencia County Detention Center and Jarrell was booked into the Metro Detention Center. All four fugitives will be extradited to Arizona.  For details on the Arizona crimes, contact the Tucson Police Department. This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police with no additional information available at this time.* Note: A photo of Breanna Sanchez-Coleman was not available.last_img read more

Chinese banks support Primeline amid arbitrations

first_imgExploration & production company Primeline Energy has received support from a group of Chinese banks amid the company’s ongoing arbitrations with Zhejiang Gas and CNOOC over a contract for the sale of gas from a field offshore China.Primeline informed on Monday that the group, made up of China Development Bank, China Export and Import Bank, and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, has agreed to materially adjust the company’s capital repayments schedule and to reduce the company’s interest rate margin over 6 month LIBOR on its outstanding $232 million loan facility to support the company during arbitrations.Earlier this year, the company warned it might face default under its project finance loan with the group of banks.As previously reported, Zhejiang Gas, the buyer of the production from the company’s LS36-1 offshore gas field allegedly refused to offtake the contract quantity and pay the price as set out in the LS36-1 gas sale contract shortly after the field started commercial production, due to dramatic changes in the market.Thus, the company has received substantially lower cash flow than forecast and has faced challenging financial conditions. The company seeks to recover the substantial amounts outstanding due to it because of the disputes with Zhejiang Gas relating to the gas sales contract, and with CNOOC and its subsidiary relating to the gas sales contract implementation and petroleum contract. Each are the subject of current arbitration procedures.However, Zhejiang Gas argued earlier this year that Primeline had had no jurisdictional basis to initiate the arbitration proceeds against Zheijang, as the gas sales deal is between Zheijang and CNOOC, and not between Zheijang and Primeline. This prompted the court to put the dispute on ice until it resolves the claim launched by Zheijang.The E&P company also said on Monday that the amendments to the syndicate facility have deferred $36 million of capital repayments over the 12 month period that were previously due. The company has thus fully met the November 2016 repayment in the adjusted schedule and the loan service is maintained as normal.The syndicate has also reduced the company’s interest rate margin from 470bps to 335bps over 6 month LIBOR from November 2016 until disputes are resolved.last_img read more

Wilhoite Named GSC Player of the Week

first_img Chelsea Wilhoite is the GSC East Offensive Player of the Week (Photo by David Blankenship Wilhoite Named GSC Player of the Week Sharecenter_img BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – West Florida senior outside hitter Chelsea Wilhoite has been named Gulf South Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The weekly award is the third of the 2010 season for Wilhoite and the fourth of her UWF career. She is just the third Argonaut in history to win four GSC Player of the Week awards in her career.The Jacksonville native was key as UWF went 3-0 last week and clinched the GSC East title for the fourth season in a row. On Monday against West Alabama, she became just the eighth player in UWF history to record 10 or more kills and hit .700 or better for a match when she tallied 14 kills and hit an even .700.  She added 13 kills in UWF’s win over North Alabama on Friday, and her five aces on Saturday against UAH is tied for the 10th highest single-game total in UWF history.For the week, Wilhoite totaled 36 kills and 25 digs while hitting .386.Wilhoite and the Argonauts return to the court Tuesday night for a 7 pm match against NAIA member Spring Hill.GSC Players of the Week – 11/2/10East DivisionOffense: Chelsea Wilhoite, West FloridaDefense: Tania Tauiliili, Valdosta StateWest DivisionOffense: Maggie Glover, Southern ArkansasDefense: Laura Farney, Arkansas TechPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Conor McGregor expresses grief after aunt passes away due to coronavirus in Ireland

first_imgLast Updated: 14th March, 2020 19:24 IST Conor McGregor Expresses Grief After Aunt Passes Away Due To Coronavirus In Ireland Former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor recently revealed that his aunt Anne Moore has passed away in Ireland due to coronavirus. @TheNotoriousMMA sorry for the loss of your aunt. 🙏— charles belcher (@cbelcher6711) March 14, 2020 Adil Khan Former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor recently revealed that his aunt Anne Moore has passed away in Ireland due to coronavirus. In an emotional Instagram post, Conor McGregor revealed that he can’t visit his hometown and meet his aunt’s family because coronavirus has taken six lives until now in Ireland. He said he hates the situation, but can’t do anything.Here is the heartfelt message Conor McGregor posted LIVE TV First Published: 14th March, 2020 19:23 IST WATCH US LIVE Also Read l  Coronavirus: Pope calls for prayers for the sick and quarantined COMMENT Also Read l Conor McGregor donates $1 million to 9/11 First Responders FoundationIn a lengthy post, former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor posted some pictures of his family including his fiancée Dee Devlin and their two children. Some of the pictures were snapped on Thursday when Conor McGregor donated around $1 million to the first responder charity created by Frank Siller. After the donation, Conor McGregor was being hailed as a ‘hero’. After donating, Conor McGregor gave a statement where he revealed that the first responders around the world are real heroes. He said they are the one who risks their lives and run to save lives in emergencies. He said they know what’s happening at the place of the crisis, but they still go to save lives, which is inspiring.Also Read l UFC 248: Conor McGregor lashes out at result of Weili vs Joanna fight SUBSCRIBE TO US @TheNotoriousMMA Sorry to hear about your Aunt.— Woody (@Kenmcpherson59) March 14, 2020 Also Read l Coronavirus live: Shoaib Akhtar angry at Chinese people for eating bats and dogsFans from all over the world showed support to Conor McGregor and asked him to be strong. Some showed hate towards to coronavirus while others asked Conor McGregor to take care of his family. One even told Conor McGregor to bring his entire family to his house, so that they can stay safe from coronavirus. According to sources, until now around 119 people in Ireland are probably infected with the coronavirus. Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Perez: Real Madrid are not to blame for Copa del Rey farce

first_img “It makes no sense to say that the player was notified if it was not so. Madrid has not been able to anything more than analyse the nature of this reality and we believe the suspension was not done effectively. But Perez held a news conference on Thursday night to deny any Madrid wrongdoing and essentially pin the blame on the RFEF and Villarreal for not telling Madrid about Cheryshev’s suspension – he had been playing on loan with the Yellow Submarines when he accrued three bookings to pick up the ban. “After an analysis with the board of directors, we have decided that the suspension for three yellow cards was not effective because no one communicated it to the player as per Article 41. The Andalusian side complained about the incident officially and Madrid are at risk of being kicked out of the tournament.  “No one was negligent at Real Madrid. That is our conclusion after speaking with our legal team.” 03/12/2015 Sport ENcenter_img Upd. on 04/12/2015 at 00:14 CET “We will in the very least go to the CAS because there is jurisdiction. If someone did not do their job, we would ask for forgiveness. But if the player has not told us, nor the federation, nor Villarreal, it is impossible for us to be aware. We did not receive any information on July 27. The federation knows this. “We did not have any knowledge nor did the player of his own suspension. No one knew,” Perez said.  “Real Madrid was not aware of the existence of any sanction, no one communicated that to us. The CAS [Court for Arbitration of Sport] has dictated that a player must receive a personal notification. If we admit that the suspension was efficent, it would have to have been annulled according to Article 112, which states that the suspension is not effective because it was not communicated to the player so there was no fielding of an ineligible player. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists his club did not know Denis Cheryshev was suspended and they should not be punished for playing him in the Copa del Rey fourth round win over Cadiz.last_img read more