Clarissa Waldron

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    What are the dangers of facial recognition databases?‏

    Consider the little effort it requires to capture a face and how much personal information can be associated with that picture. Today, we can do little to prevent someone capturing an image of us, whether done inconspicuously in the distance, through CCTV implementation, or even simply being in the background of someone’s...

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    Putin’s reign of terror: The Kremlin’s bid to kill the opposition

    On the day of the anti-government march that he was due to lead, all eyes remain on Russia following the killing of former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov. Across the world political figures, activists and mourners urge Russia to determine the true reason behind his murder and bring the perpetrators to justice....

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    Gas pipelines: Can the EU survive without Russian supplies?‏

    Russian energy company, Gazprom, has given Ukraine two days to pay outstanding debts or face a cut-off in gas supply.  Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said: “The supply of gas to Ukraine at the ordered amount will result in a full stop of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine, which creates serious risks to...

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    Sex education in primary schools: Too much, too soon?

    The Commons Education Select Committee has called for Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to be a core part of primary education.  The committee’s proposal has also been echoed by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England in its report this week following high-profile child sexual exploitation cases.  According to the MPs’ review,...

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    Google’s new health app: the start of en-masse hypochondria?‏

    Google has announced plans to launch an information package on general health and medical illnesses in a new app. According to the tech giant, the app merges information on symptoms and treatments and medical imagery from licensed medical illustrators, which is then reviewed by the company’s own Dr Kapil Parakh, as well...

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    Dawn of tumultuous future for Nigeria?

    Nigeria has postponed next week’s presidential election due to conc...

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    How will proposed medical training cuts impact on patients?‏

    An independent review has recommended t...

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    Pound rate highest in seven years against the Euro

    The pound sterling reached its highest rate in seven years against the euro following the European Central Bank’s (ECB) commitment to buying up government and corporate bonds across the Eurozone. Over the next six months, the ECB will circulate £270 billion into the European financial system through quantitative easing. Quantitative easing will...

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    MPs back farmers over falling milk prices‏

    MPs have urged the government to do more to protect dairy farmers as the price of milk continues to fall.   MPs said farmers have been continuously forced out of business at the mercy of numerous international economic trends. The Groceries Code Adjudicator needs to be granted extended power to cover issues...

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    Greece police arrests four suspects over Belgium terror plot‏

    Four terror suspects have been detaine...