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PM's internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing

The prime minister’s special representative on internet safety has said that MPs should not be sharing their work computer passwords with staff. Baroness Shields’s advice follows an admission by three Conservative MPs that they had given their login details to their assistants. There have also been suggestions that the practice is relatively commonplace. Sharing passwords is not a breach of the UK’s Data Protection Act. But House of Commons staff are explicitly banned from disclosing their own passwords. And documents posted online by the Associated Press news agency indicate MPs…

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Facebook 'fully committed' to sharing Russian ad data

Facebook is “fully committed” to providing detailed information about ads bought in Russia during the US election, says Sheryl Sandberg. The ads, pages they linked to and who they were targeted at have been given to investigators, said Ms Sandberg. The ads and the fake accounts used to get them on Facebook had been found and removed, she said. However, she added, if the ads had been placed by real accounts, Facebook would not have removed them. Bad actors “Things happened on our platform in this election that shouldn’t have…

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Sharing the parenting duties could be key to marital bliss: study

The quality of women’s relationships with their partner is diminished if they view their parenting division as unfair or want to spend more time working, our new study of employed parents in Canada has found. Emerging research shows women’s larger housework share deteriorates relationship satisfaction and leads to divorce. Our study shows inequality across the domestic sphere – housework and parenting – jeopardises relationship quality. The quality of women’s relationships with their partner is diminished if they view their parenting division as unfair. Photo: Stocksy Housework and parenting: equally damaging? Women…

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Marchesa is taking 'going out tops' and the fashion sharing economy next level

The “going out” top, you know, the sparkly, strappy number that you bought to jazz up your bootcut jeans for Friday drinks with the girls (a new pair of dangly Sportsgirl earrings mandatory also), has been enjoying a renaissance this year. The likes of Saint Laurent and Rosie Assoulin have been batting up glorious, sexy and unusual going out tops (a difference, it must be said, from the highly flammable tops we all wore in the early oughts). Just this week It girl Gigi Hadid was snapped out and about in a…

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Sharing firm loses most of its 300,000 umbrellas

A Chinese firm that allowed people to rent umbrellas via an app has said thousands of them have gone missing. Sharing E Umbrella had left 300,000 brollies in public places in 11 cities, including Shanghai and Nanjing. Customers pay a 19-yuan (£2.15) deposit to unlock the umbrellas after scanning a code with their smartphone. Every half hour of use costs a further half yuan, though users must top up in order to keep being charged. Each brolly costs the firm 60 yuan to replace, but it is undeterred – 30…

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Manchester attack: Police 'not sharing information with US'

Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media, the BBC understands. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times. It came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to US media just hours after the attack, which left 22 dead. Theresa May said she would tell Donald Trump at a Nato meeting that shared intelligence “must remain secure”. The Queen is at the Royal Manchester Children’s…

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US Navy cracks down on sharing of intimate photographs

The US Navy has issued new rules forbidding personnel from sharing intimate photographs without consent. They ban the sharing of images when “the person depicted had a reasonable expectation of privacy” or “without legal justification or excuse”. It follows the discovery that some marines were sharing photos of women in a private Facebook group. Service personnel found to be violating the regulations will be dealt with by military courts. The interim order, which was signed on Tuesday, is expected to be made permanent in the next edition of the US…

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