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Central bank chief suspended in bribery scandal

Imagine the turmoil if Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, had spent the weekend under arrest following allegations from a leading bank that he had been seeking and accepting bribes – all as payments from another top UK bank had been suspended while it was under investigation for laundering ...

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AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The threat of AI is real and many of the technologies are already developed, warn 26 leading experts Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts ...

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‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘He was laughing’: Three women tell the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire about their experience of upskirting. The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old. The practice of covertly photographing under ...

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Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some examples of the messages thought to have been posted by Russia-backed trolls were released in 2017 Facebook’s vice-president of adverts has been criticised for tweeting that Russian-bought ads had not been designed to sway the US election. Rob Goldman’s tweet was retweeted by President ...

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Oxfam boss Mark Goldring ‘sorry’ over Haiti scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMark Goldring: ‘We are sorry for the damage done to Haiti and the wider aid efforts’ Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring has said he is sorry for the damage the charity has done to the people of Haiti and the wider efforts ...

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