National / International News

Millions hit by health insurer hack

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:09
Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the US, has lost millions of customer records in a hack attack.

Klass mocks 'bonkers' present request

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:01
Singer Myleene Klass pokes fun at fellow parents after she was asked to contribute cash to buy birthday presents for their children.

PODCAST: Ordainment is just a click away

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:00

The European Central Bank last night applied new financial restrictions on Greece, with analysts seeing this as a move to remind Greece who holds the purse-strings. At stake is Greece's membership in the Euro-zone, and more widely, the stability of the global financial system. More on that. And anyone who uses the internet should pay attention to what at first blush may seem like a minor bureaucratic shift in Washington. The FCC chairman today will circulate a proposal to reclassify internet providers. Regulators regard them as "information services," but FCC chairman Tom Wheeler wants to call them "telecommunications" companies. Those little words have weight in the debate over network neutrality. Plus, some will see the next story as a charming development. For others, it's a new sign society is going to hades in a handbasket. People going online to get ordained so they can officiate at a wedding. 

Making the sums add up

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
The Institute for Fiscal Studies outlines the knock-on effect of giving the NHS the money it has asked for?

Don't humiliate us, says Greece

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis urges Germany not to humiliate the country over its debts, comparing its situation with inter-war Germany.

Twitter boss admits trolling failure

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
In a memo to staff, leaked to the Verge, Twitter boss Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for dealing with trolling.

Spanish snow traps Welsh tourists

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
A couple from Wales is among tourists forced to spend the night in a school gym in Spain after being caught in snow storms in the north of the country.

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