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Gay wedding ban sparks cruise boycott call

Carnival Corporation, the cruise firm that owns P&O and Cunard, is facing a boycott from LGBT travellers after halting gay weddings on some ships. The company was forced to stop allowing same-sex unions on its ships that are registered in Bermuda. The British Overseas Territory legalised gay weddings in May …

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When Goliath stands to lose every time

First China, then Russia, now South East Asia. It is starting to sound like a familiar story. Global taxi-hailing giant Uber enters a new market, with all the brashness and bravado of a bigger, more powerful invader, only to find itself waging a fierce battle on the streets with a …

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Uber sells South East Asia operations to rival Grab

Uber is selling its South East Asia ride-share and food delivery businesses to regional rival Grab. The move marks a further retreat from international operations for Uber, after it sold its China business to local rival Didi Chuxing. Both firms describe the deal as a win for their passengers, but …

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If I’ve got your number, so has Facebook

Suddenly lots of people are waking up and asking themselves questions about Facebook. How much data am I sharing with the social media giant? Did I really give permission for it to be collected and stored? And, even more seriously, have I handed over my friends’ data to be stored …

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Tumblr deletes ‘Russian troll’ accounts

Blogging platform Tumblr has deleted 84 accounts it says Russian propagandists used to spread disinformation during the 2016 US election. The accounts are believed to have been used by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) – an organisation linked to many different web-based campaigns. Tumblr said it had uncovered the fake …

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Billion euro cyber-suspect arrested in Spain

A cyber-crime mastermind suspected of stealing about £870m (€1bn) has been arrested in Spain. The individual is alleged to be the head of the organised crime gang that ran the Carbanak and Cobalt malware campaigns that targeted banks. Europol said the group had been active since 2013 and infiltrated more …

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Musical David Bowie statue unveiled in Aylesbury

A statue of David Bowie has been unveiled in the town where he debuted Ziggy Stardust. The bronze sculpture, entitled Earthly Messenger, can be found in Aylesbury’s Market Square. It features a likeness of Bowie in 2002 regarding a selection of his alter egos down the years, with Ziggy at …

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