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Welsh miners in Ukraine to repay 1984 strike help

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A convoy drives 2,000 miles from south Wales to Ukraine to repay a 40-year-old favour.
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How Tribeca Pediatrics Became a Vast Business Empire

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Tribeca Pediatrics currently operates 48 offices in New York and its suburbs, employing around 400 people, including 112 doctors and nurse practitioners, who treat more than 100,000 patients.

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Want to Lose a Lot of Money, Fast? Buy a Small Soccer Team in England.

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The country’s lower leagues offer a tempting entry to ownership. But the sport’s economics mean even multimillionaires can struggle to compete.

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Avast ordered to stop selling browsing data from its browsing privacy apps

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Avast, a name known for its security research and antivirus apps, has long offered Chrome extensions, mobile apps, and other tools aimed at increasing privacy.

Avast's apps would "block annoying tracking cookies that collect data on your browsing activities," and prevent web services from "tracking your online activity." Deep in its privacy policy, Avast said information that it collected would be "anonymous and aggregate." In its fiercest rhetoric, Avast's desktop software claimed it would stop "hackers making money off your searches."

All of that language was offered up while Avast was collecting users' browser information from 2014 to 2020, then selling it to more than 100 other companies through a since-shuttered entity known as Jumpshot, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Under a proposed recent FTC order (PDF), Avast must pay $16.5 million, which is "expected to be used to provide redress to consumers," according to the FTC. Avast will also be prohibited from selling future browsing data, must obtain express consent on future data gathering, notify customers about prior data sales, and implement a "comprehensive privacy program" to address prior conduct.

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Florida Passes Sweeping Bill to Keep Young People Off Social Media

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New Florida rules would require social networks to prevent young people under 16 from signing up for accounts — and terminate accounts belonging to underage users.

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Former world's oldest dog stripped of title

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Guinness World Records says it has no evidence that Bobi really lived to the claimed age of 31.
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