Nuisance call bosses face crackdown

Image copyright Getty Creative Bosses of firms which bombard people with nuisance calls could be fined up to £500,000 under government proposals to make them personally liable. A consultation is being launched about the plan – although the idea was first unveiled by government in 2016 and was meant to…

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What Is GDPR and Why Should You Care?

Starting tomorrow, a new framework for consumer data protection goes into effect in Europe. The European General Data Protection Regulation—better known by its acronym, GDPR—sets a new standard for data collection, storage, and usage among all companies that operate in Europe. It will change how companies handle consumer privacy, and…

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No-fees mobile bank Chime raises $70M Series C, valuing its business at $500M

Chime, the San Francisco-based challenger bank known for its consumer-friendly features and lack of fees, has raised $70 million in Series C financing, led by Menlo Ventures. The round, which also included existing investors Forerunner Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Cathay Innovation, Northwestern Mutual, Crosslink Capital, and Omidyar Network, brings the company to…

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This Is How Your Grocery Store Is Tricking You Into Spending More Money

If you’ve ever entered a grocery store thinking you’ll “just grab a few things” only to exit with a foot-long receipt in your hands, wondering, “What just happened?” we totally get it. It’s easy to fall victim to the sales, the samples and the bulk options at the supermarket. The…

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How to use GDPR to cleanse your inbox of annoying marketing emails

Image: Getty Images You might have noticed a slew of odd-looking emails landing in your inbox lately. Desperate subject lines like “please don’t go” and “is it really over” abound.  These thirsty emails aren’t the handiwork of a scorned ex—they’re from brands complying with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation…

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Alicia Silverstone Files For Divorce After 20 YEARS TOGETHER! What Is Going On In 2018??

Alicia Silverstone has filed for divorce. Back in February, the Clueless star announced she and Christopher Jarecki were separating after being married nearly 13 years and dating for 20! But it turns out it happened quite a bit earlier… According to the new divorce filing obtained by TMZ, the parents…

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Kim Kardashian Meets With Trump After Years of His Insults About Her Bad Body

Eight years ago, Kim Kardashian stepped into Trump Tower for an assessment meeting with Donald Trump. The subject of their evaluation? Rhinestone and sequin-embellished marketing displays for her perfume linebranded The Voluptuous New Fragrancewhich was being promoted on a Season 10 episode of The Apprentice. On Wednesday, Kim paid a…

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