Facebook scandal hits 87 million people

Reuters/BBC Report through RNZ Auckland, April 5, 2018 Facebook says it now believes up to 87 million people’s data was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The overall figure had been previously quoted as being 50 million by the whistleblower Christopher Wylie. Details revealed The details were revealed in a blog by the tech firm’s chief technology officer,…

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International Rally condemns Coercive Conversion Programmes

Supplied Content Seoul, South Korea, April 4, 2018 The South Korean government has been actively engaged in the reconciliation process with North Korea, but not a single official statement has been issued on the 1000 people who have been victims to Coercive Conversion Programmes in recent years. Coercive Conversion Programmes are led by Christian pastors. They are reported to have…

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Vehicles with airbag safety issues recalled

Kris Faafoi Wellington, April 4, 2018 About 50,000 vehicles with Alpha-type Takata airbags are subject to a compulsory recall as the government protects New Zealand drivers and passengers from the unsafe airbags. The new measures put in place include intensive monitoring of a further 257,000 vehicles also requiring repairs to replace non-Alpha Takata airbags. The New Zealand Transport Agency is…

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New Zealand Budget surplus higher than forecast

Grant Robertson Wellington, April 4, 2018 The Government’s accounts continued to track slightly better than expected in the eight months to the end of February, with the Government surplus nearly $500 million higher than the Treasury forecast in December. The latest financial statements show that the Coalition Government is sticking to the Budget Responsibility Rules, which require us to run…

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New model addresses youth issues of today and tomorrow

Massey News Palmerston North, April 4, 2018 A framework for people working with vulnerable youth, based on research and expertise from Massey University’s School of Social Work, is being labelled ‘unique,’ ‘logical’ and ‘easy to navigate,’ by a youth service that has adopted the PARTH model. The PARTH framework is a set of practice orientations identified in the Youth Transitions…

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