YouTube stars ‘persuade kids to eat more’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories…

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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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