David Yapp

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Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Apple’s Apple Pay mobile payment system is the closest many have come to a truly cashless society.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/9/1420812954532/8b80562a-f28c-4faf-96c7-7a6bbe4e9d37-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Justin …

FinTech

You're Not Disabled. You Eat Junk.

The decision by Europe's highest court that obesity can be a disability will only make a bad problem worse. Too many people in rich countries are …

Rosneft loan repayment triggers concerns about BP's stake in Russian oil group

BP's 20pc holding in Rosneft comes under scrutiny as Russian oil group due to male $7.6bn loan repayment<p>BP’s decision to take a 20pc stake in Rosneft will come under scrutiny on Monday with the Russian oil giant due to make a $7.6bn repayment on a loan it used to help fund the purchase of</b> …

Oil

Malaysia says spent $8.6 million on search for MH370 | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has spent a total of 27.6 million ringgit ($8.6 million) so far on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, authorities said on Monday, giving a specific cost figure for the first time.<p>A mother writes a message to her son on a board dedicated to …

Saudi Arabia's Oil Strategy Is About More Than Destroying The US Shale Business

At a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by the Overseas Press Club and Control Risks (the latter a global risk consultancy), the speakers seemed skeptical of the idea that Saudi Arabia was refusing to prop up oil prices because it wanted to force American producers out of the market. (US shale …

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie …

Life on Mars? What we need to know to prove it

The Martian methane results could mean life - but as always with Mars, it's a tantalising hint that raises more questions than it answers<p>The recent data from the Curiosity Mars rover on methane on occasional "spikes" to ten times the background levels at the Gale Crater site reinvigorates the …

Tesco blackhole may be larger than feared

JP Morgan analysts question Tesco blackhole as well as rent bill and depreciation charges as pressure on retailer continues<p>The blackhole in Tesco’s accounts may be larger than feared, analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove have claimed.<p>The profit generated by Tesco’s UK subsidiaries in the last financial …

Investing

Why NSA's war on terror is more than just a 'neat' hacking game

Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy. And then there's Edward Snowden, who was a spy and then became something else. Nobody's neutral about him. The other day I heard a senior military officer describe him unambiguously as "a thief". In Washington he seems to be universally regarded as a traitor. Many …

Toronto mayor Rob Ford admits to smoking crack but refuses to resign

Hours after dropping a bombshell admission that he had smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" during his time in office, the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, made his second startling announcement of the day on Tuesday: that he would not be stepping down.<p>At a press conference shortly after he told …

UK housing market: the key statistics

The story of housing in the UK is brought to life by statistics, which offer a revealing insight into an ever-changing marketplace filled with buyers, sellers and renters.<p><b>26.4m:</b> The number of households in the UK in 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics. Following the 2011 census, …

Could stamp duty 'rebates' help the housing market?

COMMENT: Stamp duty doesn't just inhibit the economy, it distorts the property market. There may be an unpalatable solution, says Andrew Oxlade.<p>Few of us like taxes but some are more unpopular than others. Stamp duty, one of the oldest of all taxes, ticks the box. Its design is poor, its timing is …

Housing

Hide From GPS With This Signal-Blocking Phone Case

Privacy in a pouch!<p>Just four data points from a location-tracking cellphone were enough to reveal the identities of 95 percent of people in a recent study. Is that a problem for you? This new Kickstarter campaign offers a solution: a signal-proof phone case called Off Pocket.<p>Off Pocket, created by …

The Economist

After the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, most Americans seemed content to pare back some civil liberties in return for potential security. …

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Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …