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A Paper Straw Factory Is Opening Up in Britain Before a Planned UK Single-Use Plastics Ban A Paper Straw Factory Is Opening Up in Britain Before a Planned UK Single-Use Plastics Ban

The first paper straw factory in the “last several decades” in Britain is planning to launch in Wales as fast-food chains prepare for a planned ban on single-use plastic products throughout the UK, the Guardian reported, with some chains already preparing their own plans to phase out plastic in favor of paper.

UK Newsstands Will Sell 'Porn Passes' in Ongoing Pointless Crusade to Shield Minors From Sex UK Newsstands Will Sell 'Porn Passes' in Ongoing Pointless Crusade to Shield Minors From Sex

For months now, the British government has been trying to figure out how exactly to enforce a bonkers law designed to prevent minors from accessing internet porn, and it may finally have a solution. The country will use newsstands and corner stores to sell porn passes to adults that will allow them to look at naked…

Boeing Loses $20 Billion in Contracts After President Trump Violates Iran Deal Boeing Loses $20 Billion in Contracts After President Trump Violates Iran Deal

President Trump announced yesterday that he was unilaterally pulling the U.S. out of the so-called Iran Deal, an international agreement that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for the cessation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But now that the sanctions are being reinstated, some American companies stand to lose…

UK Authorities Order Cambridge Analytica to Give a US Voter All the Data It Has on Him UK Authorities Order Cambridge Analytica to Give a US Voter All the Data It Has on Him

UK authorities have ordered Cambridge Analytica, the sketchy election firm at the center of a data scandal involving at least 87 million Facebook users, to hand over all of the information it acquired on a US voter in a move that could potentially open the floodgates for others to know what information the firm…

Every Blade of Grass Tainted by Novichok Nerve Agent to Be Incinerated in Massive Cleanup by UK Every Blade of Grass Tainted by Novichok Nerve Agent to Be Incinerated in Massive Cleanup by UK

Officials from Britain and Russia are still fighting over who exactly poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. But whoever did it, one thing is certain: The cleanup is costing a lot of money and labor as the UK combs through every blade of grass that…

Independent Experts Say Russian Spy and Daughter Poisoned by Nerve Agent Novichok Independent Experts Say Russian Spy and Daughter Poisoned by Nerve Agent Novichok

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), an international watchdog group, has confirmed that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned using a military-grade nerve agent called Novichok. The findings come as Russian officials continue to deny that Russia had anything to do with the…

Thousands of UK Teens Will Help Settle a Vaccine Debate Over Meningitis  Thousands of UK Teens Will Help Settle a Vaccine Debate Over Meningitis 

Scientists in the UK are looking to recruit thousands of teens (presumably with attitude) to help them settle a debate over whether vaccines for a certain type of meningitis should be in wider use.

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Floats Wild Nairobi Poison Plot  Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Floats Wild Nairobi Poison Plot 

The Canadian whistleblower at the center of recent international furor over misuse of Facebook data told UK lawmakers on Tuesday that one of his predecessors may have been “poisoned” a half decade ago.

UK Authorities Finally Raid Cambridge Analytica After Obtaining Warrant UK Authorities Finally Raid Cambridge Analytica After Obtaining Warrant

UK authorities with the Information Commissioner’s Office raided the offices of Cambridge Analytica, a shady election-data firm that allegedly partnered with an app to take advantage of mile-wide loopholes in Facebook policies and run off with 50 million users’ data, on Friday.

YouTuber Count Dankula Convicted of Hate Crime for Video of Pug Making a 'Nazi Salute' YouTuber Count Dankula Convicted of Hate Crime for Video of Pug Making a 'Nazi Salute'

A Scottish YouTube comedian, Mark Meechan, was found guilty of a hate crime on Tuesday for posting a video of himself training his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha, to mimic a Nazi and respond to commands the court ruled anti-Semitic.

Russia: Well, Maybe It Was Actually the UK That Poisoned Our Ex-Spy With Our Soviet-Era Nerve Agent Russia: Well, Maybe It Was Actually the UK That Poisoned Our Ex-Spy With Our Soviet-Era Nerve Agent

According to the BBC, Russian ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov now says that the nerve agent used in the poisoning of 66-year-old former Russian spy-turned-double-agent Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia Skripal in the city of Salisbury, England may have actually came from a nearby…

The British Government's Big Dumb Plan to Keep Minors Away From Internet Porn Is Being Delayed The British Government's Big Dumb Plan to Keep Minors Away From Internet Porn Is Being Delayed

The British government, which is currently alternating between panicking over Brexit and not preparing for Brexit, originally planned to have to have its very prim and respectable new system for preventing people under the age of 18 from looking at naked people on the internet operating by April 2018. But per the …

UK Authorities to People Who Came Near Suspected Russian Nerve Agent: Please Wash Your Clothes UK Authorities to People Who Came Near Suspected Russian Nerve Agent: Please Wash Your Clothes

British authorities have advised members of the public who may have been in attendance at a pub or a restaurant in Salisbury, England to wash their clothes and clean personal items with wet wipes after a former Russian spy, his daughter, and a police officer were found poisoned with a nerve agent.

UK Police Trial Mobile Fingerprint Scanners Linked to Criminal and Immigration Databases UK Police Trial Mobile Fingerprint Scanners Linked to Criminal and Immigration Databases

Police in West Yorkshire, England are rolling out mobile fingerprint scanners to instantly identify criminal suspects and people “experiencing a medical emergency.” 250 mobile devices are being deployed in West Yorkshire and the British government says the tech will come to 20 police departments across the country by…

Julian Assange's Options to Get Out of Ecuadorian Embassy Are Rapidly Narrowing Julian Assange's Options to Get Out of Ecuadorian Embassy Are Rapidly Narrowing

The government of the U.K. has denied a motion to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 over fears he could be extradited, diplomatic protections.

Alexa's Future as a Crime-Fighting Virtual Cop Is Still Far Away Alexa's Future as a Crime-Fighting Virtual Cop Is Still Far Away

A police department in Britain has started using Amazon’s Alexa to broadcast daily briefings in people’s homes, with the longterm goal of making the smart assistant a key part of the police force.

The UK and EU Plan to Make Bitcoin Investors Use Their Real Names The UK and EU Plan to Make Bitcoin Investors Use Their Real Names

Bitcoin managed to set a new price record on Sunday, briefly hitting $11,826 per coin. And governments around the world are taking note of the boom in divergent ways. In the European Union, a new plan is expected to regulate cryptocurrencies under the same anti-money laundering laws as fiat money. It’s expected to…

Watch Thieves Hack Keyless Entry to Steal a Mercedes in Less Than a Minute Watch Thieves Hack Keyless Entry to Steal a Mercedes in Less Than a Minute

A new surveillance video from Birmingham, England shows two hackers exploiting keyless technology to steal a sleeping man’s Mercedes—in less time than it takes to order something off Seamless. Released by the West Midlands Police Department on Monday, authorities believe it to be the first footage of thieves…

British Water Companies Are Searching for Leaks With Divining Rods and I'm So Angry I Could Cry British Water Companies Are Searching for Leaks With Divining Rods and I'm So Angry I Could Cry

Imagine if someone came to your house to fix your pipes, then stumbled around your yard blindly with a pair of sticks. Now imagine if you called the company they worked for whose rep said “yep, sometimes that’s how we look for pipes.”

Paradise Papers Investigation Shows StubHub Rewarding Large-Scale Scalpers Paradise Papers Investigation Shows StubHub Rewarding Large-Scale Scalpers

In the most recent case of financial intrigue bubbling up following the leak of the Paradise Papers, an investigation by the CBC and the Toronto Star uncovered evidence of a multi-million dollar ticket scalping operation that StubHub not only permits but incentivizes. And now the ticket reselling platform’s offices…

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