Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets people locate their “friends” on a map that is accurate enough to determine where people live. Snap, the company behind Snapchat, stressed to the BBC that location sharing was an opt-in feature. Exact location…

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Worries over care home fees and funding

Worries over care home fees and funding

Care homes may be charging families for extended periods after a resident has died as well as large upfront fees, a competition inquiry has revealed. The concerns emerged from the initial findings of a review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which began in December. The CMA has now opened owing to fears that there could be breaches in consumer law. There are more than 400,000 people in care and nursing homes in the…

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'Anxious' Kent abstain from T20 vote citing non-Test ground worries

'Anxious' Kent abstain from T20 vote citing non-Test ground worries

A city-based Twenty20 tournament could have “far-reaching consequences” for counties who play at non-Test match grounds, says Kent’s Jamie Clifford. Kent have abstained in a vote on a change in rules which would allow the competition to take place. “Our stance reflects the anxiety among non-Test match grounds. Their role as active players in the game’s future is at risk,” said Kent chief Clifford. Middlesex and Essex are the only two to say they will…

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Johnny Depp's money worries blamed on $2m-a-month lifestyle

Johnny Depp's money worries blamed on $2m-a-month lifestyle

Johnny Depp’s financial troubles are caused by a lavish $ 2m-a-month lifestyle, say the business managers he is suing for mismanaging his earnings. They claim he spent more than $ 75m (£59.6m) on 14 homes and $ 3m (£2.4m) blasting author Hunter S Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon. The Management Group are countersuing Depp after the Pirates of the Caribbean actor sued them for $ 25m (£20m). Depp, they claim, is “fully responsible for…

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