GOOGLE was blasted tonight after revealing it has just 200 directly employed staff monitoring content on YouTube – and none in the UK. The cross-party Home Affairs Select Committee said the staggering figures helped to explain why so many hate-filled videos were still online. Labour chair Yvette Cooper demanded the web giant detail staffing numbers when demanding to know why it had taken so long to remove propaganda posted by far-right extremists National Action. In a reply released today, Nicklas Lundblad, vice-president for public policy in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said there were 200 Google staff across the US, Ireland, Singapore and India. He insisted a further 4,000 agency staff “worked on content moderation” for the company – based with outsourcing giants such as Accenture and Concentrix in countries from Poland to the Philippines. But Ms Cooper stormed: “Google’s response just isn’t good enough. This incredibly rich and powerful … [Read more...] about Google employs ZERO staff in the UK to monitor hate-filled content which spreads across the web
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THE Met Office sends out weather warnings for the UK when the country faces potentially hazardous and dangerous conditions. But what do these warnings mean and how can you stay safe in extreme weather conditions? Here is all the important information... What does a severe weather warning mean? The Met Office warns the public about severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to endanger lives or cause widespread disruption through the National Severe Weather Warning Service. Warnings are issued for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice and are colour coded depending on both the likelihood of them happening and the impact of conditions. In general, a severe weather warning means there is danger to life, prolonged disruption and strain on emergency services, transport routes and travel severely impacted and extensive damage to buildings and property. While an amber weather warning means people should be prepared for the conditions. What do the different colours mean for … [Read more...] about What do UK weather warnings mean and why does the Met Office issue yellow, amber and red alerts?
A White Easter has become more likely for Stoke-on-Trent as the Met Office issued a weather warning for snow over Easter. A Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for snow has now been issued for Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire throughout Easter Monday (Monday April 2). The severe weather warning is in force from 00.15 on Monday morning until 11.45pm that evening - with some disruption possible. The Met Office Warning states: "Possibility of heavy snow over parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland, especially for high ground. Travel may be affected. "There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel. "There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off. "There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected." The warning covers all of Staffordshire as well as a swathe of Cheshire. … [Read more...] about Snow weather warning issued for Stoke-on-Trent this Easter Monday
Tennis star and three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has injected cash into a UK tech startup and has proposed future investment in a second fintech company. Murray invested in mortgage lender Landbay, having already invested in the company two years ago. The startup also has the backing of online estate agent Zoopla. Murray has taken up the option of making a future investment in Landbay in order to maintain his stake in the startup. Read more How East London's traders are joining forces to demand fair rent The tennis player also intends to back Investly, a startup that offers invoicing solutions for small businesses. He has now invested in more than 30 UK businesses using Seedrs, a popular crowdfunding platform. Seedrs did not disclose the amount Murray invested in either startup. “I can really see the value in Investly for small businesses – the early days of a business can be really tough so helping them with cash flow makes sense to me and will … [Read more...] about Andy Murray invests in UK tech startup
Easter weekend looks set to be disrupted by a blast of cold and wintry weather with the Met Office now upgrading its warning of snow across Yorkshire. Watch the shocking moment police ram drug driver's car off Leeds road during 100mph chaseInitial warnings of a 'White Easter' seemed to have been downplayed as the threat of snow was reduced to heavy rains and sleet.However, the Met Office has now revised their forecast with the threat of heavy snow in some parts of Yorkshire resulting in the new warning being issued.Issued for Easter Monday, the warning states: "There is a possibility of heavy snow over parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland, especially for high ground. Travel may be affected."As a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the UK, there is the chance that rain could turn to heavy snow in places."Several cm of snow are possible, especially over hills, with drifting in strong winds. There is also the possibility of a few cm of wet … [Read more...] about Easter weather: Met Office issues weather warning for Yorkshire as scale of icy bank holiday blast is upgraded