You are here
From standout tiles to relaxing touches, Amy Neason has all the tricks to give the most overworked room in the house an instant update
My daughter started to show signs of acute anxiety two years ago, which quickly descended into psychosis and eventually resulted in her being sectioned on two separate occasions
You can use a variety of vegetables or just one kind; the garlic, ginger and anchovies will lift them to another level. It will become a household favourite, making great additions to many meals.
An old-fashioned Kent boozer serving up stunningly modern food? Tom is in heaven…
This classic salad is seen at all celebrations, but don't let that stop you from enjoying it on a weeknight. You can also use up leftovers from a roast chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken.
There is something so moreish and savoury about butter and fish sauce which turns this midweek dinner into a real treat.
Not everyone gets a warm, welcoming feeling when they walk in their front door. Novelist Stacey Halls meets the 'house healers' clearing people's homes of negative energies and spooky vibes
The tics and verbal outbursts associated with Tourette's syndrome are often mocked. But the women living with it (many undiagnosed) are isolated and ashamed
These vibrant, flavour-packed dishes from food writer and cook Uyen Luu will power up your weekday dinners in no time
We know a positive attitude is the key to happiness, but how can we achieve it when those pesky negative thoughts won't go away? Follow wellness guru Shereen Oberg's nine-step plan
Someone will try to help you this week but because you don't want to be helped you may do the exact opposite of what they suggest
When tofu is cooked properly, it is soft, pillowy and smooth - like bouncing on a cloud.
I love opening this at the table when you have a guest or two and hearing the ooohs and ahhhs as though a gift is being unwrapped.
…wear a kimono. Fashion Director Shelly Vella shows you how
I've always liked Julianne Moore. I say that even though I've never actually met her. But I have confidence that if our paths ever did cross, I would still feel the same.
It makes it a brilliant place for a summer staycation
Categories: Essex News
France fiasco leaves Cabinet at war: Sajid Javid is accused of spooking PM adding to Amber-plus list
Insiders say the Amber plus decision was taken at a meeting on July 16 attended by Mr Javid, Mr Johnson and senior scientific advisers, but not Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
Ben Affleck has whisked his sweetheart Jennifer Lopez off for a romantic birthday getaway in Saint-Tropez, just days after the newly reunited couple went 'Instagram official'.
At the heart of English novel The Day of the Jackal is a fraud which exposed how anyone could apply for a birth certificate and passport in the name of a dead child.
The New York Times' On Tech newsletter shares a thought-provoking story: This week, a top official in the Roman Catholic Church's American hierarchy resigned after a news site said that it had data from his cellphone that appeared to show the administrator using the L.G.B.T.Q. dating app Grindr and regularly going to gay bars. Journalists had access to data on the movements and digital trails of his mobile phone for parts of three years and were able to retrace where he went. I know that people will have complex feelings about this matter. Some of you may believe that it's acceptable to use any means necessary to determine when a public figure is breaking his promises, including when it's a priest who may have broken his vow of celibacy. To me, though, this isn't about one man. This is about a structural failure that allows real-time data on Americans' movements to exist in the first place and to be used without our knowledge or true consent. This case shows the tangible consequences of practices by America's vast and largely unregulated data-harvesting industries. The reality in the United States is that there are few legal or other restrictions to prevent companies from compiling the precise locations of where we roam and selling that information to anyone. This data is in the hands of companies that we deal with daily, like Facebook and Google, and also with information-for-hire middlemen that we never directly interact with. This data is often packaged in bulk and is anonymous in theory, but it can often be traced back to individuals, as the tale of the Catholic official shows... Losing control of our data was not inevitable. It was a choice — or rather a failure over years by individuals, governments and corporations to think through the consequences of the digital age. We can now choose a different path. "Data brokers are the problem," writes the EFF, arguing that the incident "shows once again how easy it is for anyone to take advantage of data brokers' stores to cause real harm." This is not the first time Grindr has been in the spotlight for sharing user information with third-party data brokers... But Grindr is just one of countless apps engaging in this exact kind of data sharing. The real problem is the many data brokers and ad tech companies that amass and sell this sensitive data without anything resembling real users' consent. Apps and data brokers claim they are only sharing so-called "anonymized" data. But that's simply not possible. Data brokers sell rich profiles with more than enough information to link sensitive data to real people, even if the brokers don't include a legal name. In particular, there's no such thing as "anonymous" location data. Data points like one's home or workplace are identifiers themselves, and a malicious observer can connect movements to these and other destinations. Another piece of the puzzle is the ad ID, another so-called "anonymous" label that identifies a device. Apps share ad IDs with third parties, and an entire industry of "identity resolution" companies can readily link ad IDs to real people at scale. All of this underlines just how harmful a collection of mundane-seeming data points can become in the wrong hands... That's why the U.S. needs comprehensive data privacy regulation more than ever. This kind of abuse is not inevitable, and it must not become the norm.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.