Claudio Pollack, Ofcom’s consumer and content group director, said: “The size of the penalty imposed on BT reflects the importance of providing an improved text-relay service to its customers with hearing and speech impairments. However, BT has invested significantly in launching the new text-relay service, which allows users to have conversations more easily and fluently and on new devices. We welcome the fact the service is now operating successfully.” … [Read more...] about Ofcom fines BT for delay in providing text-to-voice service
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Earlier this year, the EU said it would no longer give funds or grants to bodies, including research and academic institutions, with links in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The British government has introduced voluntary guidelines for supermarkets and other retailers on the labelling of settlement produce to allow consumers to make an informed choice about purchases, and has pressed the EU to adopt a similar policy. … [Read more...] about UK government issues warning over doing business with Israeli settlements
Free the Fresher is a subscription based service for university students where they pay a monthly fee in return for everything they need for university (pictured), along with loads of discounts for loads of brands across the UK, such as Nandos, Amazon, Co-op and ASOS … [Read more...] about Student who launched a business selling university start-up kits for cash-strapped freshers now turns over £2million a year- after working three summer jobs to fund her website
Should targeted advertising be found to be inherently discriminatory, the risk to Facebook, Google and the panoply of digital advertising companies is huge. Digital advertising, or “ad tech”, has become the dominant way in which communications services, news and information on the web are funded. Facebook, and its progeny Instagram and WhatsApp, rely on digital advertising for more than 95% of their income. Google search, Chrome, Google Maps and gmail are all financed by digital advertising (not all of it targeted). And the influence of digital advertising goes much further than the Google-Facebook duopoly. Google advertising is integrated to more than 14m sites across the web (including the one you are on right now). More than six million advertisers use Facebook. Digital advertising is the goose that laid Google and Facebook’s golden egg. Were it to be found to be intrinsically discriminatory, that could undermine the entire superstructure of today’s digital … [Read more...] about How the online business model encourages prejudice
Although abuse is unusual, the work can still be unpleasant, particularly for women. While there are female deckhands and male stewards, they are the exceptions. “My feeling is that it’s often a better job for men than for women,” says Jo Morgan. “Men get to drive the tenders and show the guests how to use the jet skis. Often these are skills the billionaires don’t have – most of them wouldn’t even know how to turn their yacht on – so there’s an element of respect there. But they’re used to being waited on, so they’re not impressed by having someone serve them a drink, or having their bed made with hospital corners. Which is a shame, because the level of service is high and requires real skill.” … [Read more...] about Sun, sea and silver service: what’s it like crewing on a superyacht?