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VIDEO: How polluted is central London?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 01:06
Andrew Grieve, who is the senior air quality analyst at King's College, London, talks to Carol Kirkwood about pollution levels in the city.

VIDEO: Cameron defends 'Muppet' remark

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:55
David Cameron defends describing Labour leader Ed Miliband and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls as ''Muppets'' during Prime Minister's Questions.

In pictures: US base shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:52
Aftermath of the shooting at Forth Hood

Is privacy a luxury good?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:44

How much does it cost to keep your information from prying eyes? Julia Angwin, ProPublica reporter and author of "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance," shelled out nearly $2,500 to protect her data. From the encrypted cloud service to the burner laptop, she found that privacy really is a luxury good. 

"People who are like me, tech elites basically, are going to get these sophisticated tools to really carefully manage our data. But the group of people who aren't empowered, don't have time or money to have these tools are going to be on what I call a giant suckers' list," Angwin said. 

A wealth gap in the world of privacy could mean a very different online reality depending on your income.

According to Angwin, websites will soon dynamically create themselves based on your data, determining what product options are available to you. 

Is privacy a luxury good?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:44

How much does it cost to keep your information from prying eyes? Julia Angwin, ProPublica reporter and author of "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance," shelled out nearly $2,500 to protect her data. From the encrypted cloud service to the burner laptop, she found that privacy really is a luxury good. 

"People who are like me, tech elites basically, are going to get these sophisticated tools to really carefully manage our data. But the group of people who aren't empowered, don't have time or money to have these tools are going to be on what I call a giant suckers' list," Angwin said. 

A wealth gap in the world of privacy could mean a very different online reality depending on your income.

According to Angwin, websites will soon dynamically create themselves based on your data, determining what product options are available to you. 

VIDEO: Rise in fake HIV tests in Uganda

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:31
A BBC Africa investigation has revealed that some people in Uganda are buying fake HIV negative results.

AUDIO: Inside 'extremist' claim school

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:29
The Today programme's Sima Kotecha visits Park View School, which has been accused of promoting extremist Islam views to pupils.

Cat found in charity shop sofa

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:22
A cat spends five days trapped in a sofa donated to a charity shop before being found by the couple who bought it.

Soldier kills three at US army base

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:14
A US soldier shoots dead three colleagues before killing himself at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, the scene of a 2009 mass shooting.

'Million Syria refugees' in Lebanon

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 00:04
The number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed the "devastating milestone" of one million, the UN says.

Asian restaurants raids 'unfair'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:40
Immigration officials are unfairly detaining staff in Asian restaurants at busy times, a Welsh Labour MP claims.

First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:38

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.

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NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:38

After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.

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Robinson 'nuclear option' warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:33
NI's First Minister Peter Robinson warns of potential "nuclear options" if agreement is not reached on welfare reform.

The rise and rise of global school rankings

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:30
The rise and rise of international school tests

Ex-Pakistan leader convoy 'targeted'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:22
A bomb strikes the convoy route of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, in what police call an assassination attempt.

VIDEO: Portsmouth naval life exhibition opens

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:18
The story of naval life as told by more than 1,000 men and women who served in the navy over the past 100 years is being shared with the public.

Shark kills woman in New South Wales

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 22:57
A woman is killed by a shark while swimming off a popular beach in Australia's New South Wales, officials say.

McConnell announces retirement

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 22:48
Scottish 400m runner Lee McConnell will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after announcing her retirement from athletics.

Vodafone to create 1,400 jobs in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 22:46
Mobile phone firm Vodafone says it will create 1,400 jobs by opening 150 new shops in 2014.
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