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Northern Ireland teenager sues Facebook over nude photo

<b>A 14-year-old Northern Ireland girl is suing Facebook after a naked photograph of her was posted on the site.</b><p>Lawyers for the child claim the picture was blackmailed from her and repeatedly published online as a form of revenge.<p>The girl is taking legal action against Facebook and the man who posted …

Data Protection

Instagram lawyers tell owner of anti-litter app to change its name

Danny Lucas is given deadline to confirm he will rename LitterGram because it could undermine brand owned by Facebook<p>Lawyers for Facebook and Instagram have given the British owner of an anti-litter app a deadline to confirm that he plans to change its name, he has said.<p>Danny Lucas, 49, from …

GeoTagging

WhatsApp straight up copies Snapchat's drawings and stickers

The latest WhatsApp Android beta is adding a number of new features that should make sharing images with your friends a bit more fun – and a lot more like Snapchat.<p>Android Police noted that the latest Android beta of the app introduces the ability to draw on an image and paste stickers, much like …

The Hangouts extension for Chrome now functions like a standalone app

Google is in the midst of rolling out a nifty update for its Hangouts extension for Chrome.<p>The upgrade brings a fresh, new interface to the plugin that has been specifically designed to mimic the look of the Hangouts application for Android and iOS.<p>The development team have also done a bit of …

'Fat and lazy' Britain is ill-prepared to secure future outside EU, says Fox

International trade secretary Liam Fox says business leaders have no appetite for the deals and exports needed to survive after the vote for Brexit<p>Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, has launched an attack on Britain for “growing fat and lazy”, making it ill-prepared for the business deals …

United Kingdom

Equity OLB - The Equity Online Branch

A bit of Online Branch background.<p>As the branch reaches its 6-month milestone of being open to all Equity members. I thought I'd share this... It's …

Online Branch becomes permanent fixture

The Equity Online Branch is now a permanent part of the union’s democratic structure, the Equity Council has agreed.<p>The Equity Online branch, which …

Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL

More than 10,000 tonnes and one million litres of hazardous fake food and drink have been seized in operations across 57 countries in an …

Save Seafood with Digital Tracking

The combination of improved digital tracking along the food supply chain, as well as fast, accurate DNA testing will provide modern, state-of-the-art …

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This food fight does not involve sloppy joes, pudding or school cafeterias. Instead it’s companies fighting to make sure the substances used to make …

Food fraud – Does the punishment fit the crime?

Hines made the comments during a panel discussion alongside Andy Morling, head, Food Crime Unit, Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Prof Lisa Jack, …

G.M.A. introduces tool to help detect food fraud

April 20, 2016 - by Keith Nunes<p>Share This:<p>Search for similar articles by keyword: [Health and Wellness]<p>The tool is compliant with requirements …

Is There Wood Pulp In That Parmesan? How Scientists Sniff Out Food Fraud

If you've been following any of the big news stories on food fraud lately, you'll know that it's tough to know what exactly is in our food — and where it's been before it makes it onto our dinner plates.<p>Earlier this year, Wal-Mart was sued for stocking tubs of Parmesan cheese that contained …

Agriculture

A proper mouthful: how do we prevent food fraud? Podcast

In 2013 food crime hit the headlines in the UK: horsemeat had found its way into burgers, lasagne, bolognese and other meat products.<p>Richard Evershed is professor of biogeochemistry at the University of Bristol, and is the co-author with Nicola Temple of a book exploring how food fraud is not only …

Burgers

Fishy business: tackling seafood fraud

Food fraud, simply put, is the selling of food products with a misleading label, description or promise.<br>Throughout history, dubious traders have …

Food fraud in the UK: Toxic vodka and pet food meat given to humans

Food fraud is a growing problem in Britain and costing families as much as £1.17billion a year, according to officials.<p>The National Food Crime Unit highlighted scams ranging from lamb takeaways, which include no lamb, to olive oil adulterated with colourings and flavourings.<p>There is also evidence …

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#StopFoodCrime - The Hand That Feeds

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Food And Drink: The Safety Regulators Set Out Their Stall

Last week the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) released an important report on food crime in the UK. The National Food …

'Record global haul' of illicit food and drink

<b>More than 10,000 tonnes of illicit food and drink, including monkey meat, have been seized as part of the biggest-ever global crackdown on such goods.</b><p>The three-month operation involved police forces in 57 countries, European police agency Europol said.<p>The raids uncovered enough fake alcohol to fill …

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Narrativium - Day One

Food fraud: 10 counterfeit products we commonly consume

Coffee, olive oil and fish are just some of the foods regularly passed off as something they’re not.<p>Most astute shoppers might guess that a pile of …

Weird

The Real Hustle: The Organic Food Scam

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the first assessment of food crime in the UK | Food Standards Agency

The assessment identifies a wide range of vulnerabilities and risks across the food industry but found little to suggest that organised crime groups …

The fight against food fraud

Behind the bomb-proofed doors of a laboratory in Northern Ireland, a short monotone bell rings: a warning that an electrical current is about to pass …

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First assessment of food crime in the UK published

news<p>Posted: 23 March 2016 | | No comments yet<p>The assessment was carried out to highlight themes and trends in food crime intelligence and establish a …

Agriculture

Is Genetically Engineered Food A Fraud?

Claims author: It’s the biggest fraud in the history of science and not the answer to feeding the world.<p>An estimated 85 percent of all food consumed in the United States now contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—from the cereal you feed your children to the milk you put in your coffee to …

DNA Testing Has Food Fraud Running Scared

Are you sure the salmon you are eating and paying a premium for is actually Atlantic salmon versus Pacific? How certain do you think food retailers are?<p>The U.S. Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that food fraud costs the global food industry between $10 – $15 billion annually, …

Agriculture

50,000 Horses Disappeared During Europe's Meat Fraud Scandal

Europe’s 2013 horsemeat scandal may actually have been responsible for the mysterious disappearance of 50,000 horses. We may never regard a meadow filled with quietly grazing horses in the same way again.<p>When you picture a pristinely pastoral meadow, majestically chock full of frolicking fillies …

Agriculture