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Facebook sued over alleged private message 'scanning'

<b>Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users' private messages.</b><p>The lawsuit claims that when users share a link to another website via a private message, Facebook scans it to profile the sender's web activity.<p>It alleges that Facebook systematically intercepts …

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Antarctic rescue: Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'

<b>The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck.</b><p>An Australian ice-breaker carrying the rescued passengers has been placed on standby in case the Chinese ship, Xue Long, needs assistance.<p>On Thursday, a helicopter …

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How e-cigarettes changed my life

Demand for electronic cigarettes is booming, but experts are not convinced they help people to quit smoking. Whatever the case, I am still a fan<p>It all started quite early on. My first words, uttered with a not-so-cherubic look on my face and a strange baby puffing sound, were: "Light! Light!" It …

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits off coast of Chile - USGS | Reuters

(Reuters) - A shallow earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Chile on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage.<p>The quake’s epicentre was located 71km (44 miles) southwest of Iquique, Chile, at a depth of 7.3 km (4.6 miles).<p>Reporting by Ken …

Government to stop funding for low-income families facing emergencies

Department for Work and Pensions to cut £180m support; Children's Society alarmed at 'blow to critical safety net'<p>A £180m-a-year hardship fund providing emergency help for low-income families who suffer sudden financial crisis as a result of domestic violence, ill-health or natural disaster such as …

House price rises 'must stop'

Coaltion split on economy as Vince Cable warns that eight per cent increase in a year risks another bubble<p>The return of booming house prices leaves Britain at risk of “repeating the mistakes of Gordon Brown” and will force the Bank of England to intervene, a Cabinet minister has said.<p>Vince Cable, …