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Companies collecting your personal info – are you mad or nah?

Companies collecting your personal info – are you mad or nah?

Featured, Investigations, Society, Specials, Tech, Technology
We live in a world where our personal information is not our own anymore. Just from apps, companies know where we are at this moment. Even stores offering free wifi in exchange for your email and social media details gain access to customers shopping habits. “Data is the new currency” is the motto echoed in the tech industry. Data allows sites to enhance customer service, reframe marketing strategies and profit for data brokers.  But what these companies know about their consumers is more than what the consumers would like strangers to know about them. It goes beyond names and email addresses. According to the Federal Trade Commission,  data brokers have a vast tract of data about your home, money, health, and more:    The home you live in and how many years you’ve lived ther
Jamal Khashoggi’s death is a reminder of the lack of protection for journalists worldwide

Jamal Khashoggi’s death is a reminder of the lack of protection for journalists worldwide

Investigations, Politics, Society, Specials, World
Since the beginning of 2017, 145 journalists and media workers have been killed according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Jamal Khashoggi’s case has caught the world’s attention due its extreme nature and circumstances, but he was only one of many journalists whose life came to a gruesome end in the past two years. These are the main events and facts leading to and following the death of Jamal Khashoggi that are important to understand: Before Prominent journalist in Saudi Arabia Had close ties to the Saudi Arabian royal family Spent time serving as a government adviser Moved to USA when things soured for him in Saudi Arabia Wrote a monthly column for the Washington Post in which he criticised the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s policies Told the BBC’s New
Everything you missed because of the royal baby

Everything you missed because of the royal baby

Investigations, Politics, Specials, UK
Here are the news stories you missed if you were too busy celebrating the announcement of the royal baby: Theresa May needs to resign Photo by DonkeyHotey/ CC by Flickr The prime minister made an offer to extend the Brexit transition period for 12 months which would cost billions of pounds in EU fees. Britain would remain under European rules for almost six years even after the referendum result. As a result, Conservative MPs said that May should resign her role as prime minister and bring a new leader on board.   Probable assassination of Saudi Journalist Photo by Pomed/ CC by Flickr  Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared more than two weeks ago, is suspected to have been murdered. It has been said that the Saudi journalist was last seen entering the Saudi Cons
#WomenAndGangs: Shocking twitter thread exposes how women become implicated in gang violence

#WomenAndGangs: Shocking twitter thread exposes how women become implicated in gang violence

Featured, Investigations, Politics, Society, Specials
On Wednesday, popular sex and relationships blogger Dami Olonisakin (known as Oloni) launched a Twitter thread revealing womens’ horror stories of instances when they have carried or hidden weapons for partners and love interests. Much of the discourse around knife crime has had a targeted focus on young men and boys and despite the more than 20 women who were victims of London knife crime this year, the trend of treating gang violence as a masculine issue is showing no signs of disappearing. In a statement to VoL Oloni said: " I received nearly 50 stories and although i know it doesn’t completely represent how women get involved in gang culture, i felt as though it showed how some women enter into the wrong relationships and land themselves into jail. I felt extremely worried that these w
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