5 Years In Prison For Internet Posts That Cause Unrest

Prison For Internet Posts That Cause Unrest

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a session with the Members of the Parliament in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

 

Ethiopia’s parliament passed a law on Thursday imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest, a move the government says is needed to prevent violence ahead of elections but which the United Nations says will stifle free speech.

Ethiopia, for decades one of the most tightly controlled states in Africa, has undergone huge political change since reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office two years ago.

But even as […] Read more

Less than 2 years in, GDPR fines hit $126M

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Data privacy watchdogs have handed out 114 million euros, about $126 million, since the enactment of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), according to research from law firm DLA Piper. 
Twenty-eight members of the European Union reported more than 160,000 breach notifications since May 25, 2018. The report includes Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein​, which are part of the European Economic Area, though not EU members. Compared to the time between May 25, 2018 through Jan. 27, 2019, daily breach notifications increased from 247 to 278. 
DLA Piper warns “it would be unwise to assume that low and infrequent fines” will be common. Regulators […] Read more

How I turned around my poor credit score in two years – and now I own £160k two-bed house – The Sun

A BUSINESS analyst who was refused a credit card because of his poor credit score now owns a £160,000 two-bed house.

Thando Jacobs, 29, managed to turn his credit score around in two years so that he could buy his first-home in Nottingham with his wife in 2018.

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Thando Jacobs, 29, turned his poor credit score around in two yearsCredit: Thando Jacobs

A poor credit score can add an extra £262 to your mortgage every month, or even lead to lenders refusing to give you a loan at all because you’re seen as a risky borrower.

“I had no idea what […] Read more

Bennett University announces admissions open for 5 Years BBA LLB (Hons) program for academic year 2020-21

Bennett University announces admissions open for 5 Years BBA LLB (Hons) program for the Academic year 2020-21. The program offered under the

School Of Law,
Bennett University, Greater Noida, intends to establish a centre to imbibe the best practices of national and international law schools in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, innovation in teaching methods, ethics and to add new interfaces addressing the emerging issues.

Established in 2016 by Times of India Group, Bennett University, Greater Noida offers 5 Years BBA LLB (Hons) program that aid the learners to become accomplished professionals understanding the interface of Business and Law simultaneously. The University has entered […] Read more

WATCH: Bruce Grobbelaar Explains How Zambezi Lager & Witchdoctor Prevented Liverpool From Winning The League For 30 Years

How Zambezi Lager & Witchdoctor Prevented Liverpool From Winning The League

Former Liverpool Football Club goalkeeper and  Zimbabwe international Bruce Grobbelaar has explained why the club have been failing to win the English Premier League title for the past 30 years. According to Grobbelaar, a witchdoctor and Zambezi Lager are responsible for the club’s numerous misfortunes.

Grobbelaar claimed that a witch doctor (sangoma) who has been supplied by his sponsors, Zambezi Lager,  placed a curse on the club when Grobbelaar played his final match for them. The curse was that Liverpool would not win the league again as long as Grobbelaar was […] Read more

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Shareholders Booked A 72% Gain In The Last Five Years – Simply Wall St News

Generally speaking the aim of active stock picking is to find companies that provide returns that are superior to the market average. And in our experience, buying the right stocks can give your wealth a significant boost. For example, the Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) share price is up 72% in the last 5 years, clearly besting the market return of around 54% (ignoring dividends). On the other hand, the more recent gains haven’t been so impressive, with shareholders gaining just 51% , including dividends .

Check out our latest analysis for Equifax

While the efficient markets hypothesis […] Read more

I Just Dealt with a “Security Freeze,” the Most Effective Tool for Credit Security: It’s Become Super-Easy & Free, after the Equifax Hack Two Years Ago

My recommendation has changed. Here are the websites and links and why and how to do it.
By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET.

One thing I hafta admit about big American corporations: When they’re exposed to enough hue and cry and get flogged long enough in the media, particularly on WOLF STREET, and get flailed by regulators, Attorneys General, and lawmakers, even as individual and class-action law suits are hailing down on them, they will eventually stop making things worse, and finally do something right.

And it’s a sea change in terms of how easy it is today – thanks to the fallout from Equifax hack […] Read more

Latinx homeownership rising fast but will take years to match whites

The homeownership rate is growing faster among Latinxs than the wider population but there is a big gap to close.

A tripling of the gap between Hispanic and White homeownership rates since the start of the last century means a rise from around 8% at the start of the 20th century to 25.8% four years ago.

Zillow research shows that the gap closed to 24.7% in 2018 so even at the current pace, it will take decades to close completely.

The issue is worsened by income disparity with the typical Latinx household earning 75.7% of the typical white household income and the typical […] Read more

Zoocasa report shows 32 years needed to save for a down payment in the GTA

If you want to buy a home in the Greater Toronto Area, you’ll have to save your money for 32 years.

According to online real estate brokerage Zoocasa’s latest report, a household with a median income of $78,373 before taxes would have to save 20 per cent of their income for 32 years to be able to afford a down payment and the maximum mortgage available ($300,174) on an average-priced home of $802,400 in the Greater Toronto Area, including Brampton and Mississauga.

Zoocasa collected data from housing markets across Canada, and income data from Statistics Canada in calculating its numbers. It […] Read more