Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen says it’s cheaper to run ‘hateful’ ads on the platform than other kind of adverts

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared before UK lawmakers on Monday. Haugen said it was cheaper to place “hateful” ads on Facebook because they get more engagement. Haugen said Facebook’s pricing was partially based on how likely users are to interact with an ad. Loading Something is loading. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers Monday…

Why women may wait decades for an ADHD diagnosis

By Tobias Chapple and Anna CollinsonUK Insight TeamImage caption, Hester was diagnosed with ADHD, aged 34Gender bias is leaving many women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder undiagnosed, leading psychologists are warning.The prevailing stereotype ADHD affects only “naughty boys” means at least tens of thousands in the UK, it is estimated, are unaware they have the…

No VAT cut to household energy bills in the Budget

Image source, Getty ImagesVAT on household energy bills will not be cut in the Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday, despite calls to help families struggling with soaring prices. Labour has been calling for the rate to be slashed from 5% to zero for the next six months to help households get through a “tough winter”.But Whitehall…

Rangers great Walter Smith dies at age 73

Former Rangers, Everton and Scotland manager Walter Smith has died at the age of 73.Smith achieved legendary status at Ibrox, with 21 trophies in two spells making him the second most successful Rangers boss ever behind Bill Struth.He won the latter seven titles of Rangers’ nine-in-a-row run in the 1990s and returned to Ibrox in…

Kyrsten Sinema takes thousands in campaign contributions from pharmaceutical giants while stalling prescription drug pricing reforms

Kyrsten Sinema’s campaign has received $500,000+ in campaign donations from the pharma industry. The $3.5 trillion spending bill would save the US “hundreds of billions” on health care spending. The biotechnology company Amgen gave Sinema $25,500 and is one of her largest financial backers. Loading Something is loading. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is said…

Google worked with Facebook to undermine Apple’s attempts to offer its users greater privacy protections, complaint alleges

Facebook and Google worked together to circumvent Apple’s privacy measures, 12 state attorneys general argued in an updated legal complaint from 2020. Apple’s privacy tools have made it harder for other tech companies to pinpoint users for their ad auction model. Regulators and other tech companies have targeted each other in a larger antitrust battle…

Colombian drug lord Otoniel to be extradited to US

Image source, Colombian Police/Handout via REUTERSImage caption, Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel, led Colombia’s largest criminal gangColombia has announced that the country’s most wanted drug trafficker will be extradited to the US after he was captured in a raid.Dairo Antonio Úsuga, known as Otoniel, was seized after a joint army, air force and…