AI privacy startup Mine raises $3 million to help users ask companies to delete their data

AI startup Mine scans user emails to uncover which companies have their data – then lets them take it back at the click of a button. The “right to be forgotten” has been in place throughout Europe since 2014, with Google having received more than 2 million requests since 2014. The $3 million seed round was led by Saban Ventures and Battery Ventures, the latter of which previously invested in cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Mine, an AI startup allowing users to take ownership of their personal data, has launched after raising $3 million in an investment seed round led by Battery Ventures. Since 2014,… Read More

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Disney+ is launching a week early in the UK and parts of Europe

The Mandalorian’s “Baby Yoda” has been one of the service’s biggest hits. | Image: Disney Disney+ will now launch in the UK and other markets in Western Europe on March 24th, one week earlier than the March 31st release date that was originally announced. Pricing has also been officially confirmed as £5.99/€6.99 a month or £59.99/€69.99 a year. The service’s initial European roll out will cover the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. The news means that March 24th will be the first time much of Europe will be able to legally watch the original content that has debuted on Disney’s streaming service following its official launch… Read More

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Saudi Arabia runs squalid, abusive jails for women disowned by their male guardians — a forgotten chapter in its rush to champion women’s rights

Saudi Arabia passed several high-profile reforms for women in 2019, taking the first steps to relax its oppressive legal system that gives men varying controls over women. However, progress has been uneven. A largely forgotten group of Saudi women are those banished by their male “guardians” to prison-like facilities called Dar Alreaya. Women can be sent there for seemingly innocuous acts of disobedience, like disobeying a parent or talking with an unmarried man. They can stay there for life. Insider spoke with former inmates and activists about life there. They spoke of psychological abuse, torture, heavy surveillance, and frequent suicides. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. In the second half… Read More

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Prince Harry joins Meghan and Archie in Canada after finalizing a deal to step away from royal duties

Prince Harry landed in Canada on Monday night to join his wife Meghan Markle and eight-month-old son Archie. His arrival in Canada comes after two weeks of negotiations with the royal family about stepping away from royal duties. On Sunday, Prince Harry delivered an emotional speech about his decision to step down from his royal duties in his first public remarks on the subject, saying that there was “really no other option” for him and his family. On Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced that Harry and Meghan will step back completely from the royal family starting in Spring 2020. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Prince Harry on Monday night landed… Read More

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The last time China was hit by a deadly illness like the Wuhan virus, it covered it up and 774 people died. There are fears it could happen again.

The mysterious Wuhan virus has swept through parts of Asia, infecting more than 200 people since the virus was first detected in December. 217 people have been infected in China alone, according to Reuters, about triple the number of cases previously disclosed by the Chinese government. Still, some experts suggest the actual number of people infected by the virus may be anywhere between 996 and 2,298. The quick-spreading virus has fueled concerns that the Chinese government may attempt to cover-up the severity of the disease as it did in 2003 during the SARS outbreak, which resulted in 774 deaths across at least 30 countries. Visit Business Insider’s home page for… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Johnson suffers Brexit bill defeat in Lords Boris Johnson has suffered his first parliamentary defeat since the Conservatives won a majority in December’s election, with the upper chamber passing three amendments to the prime minister’s Brexit bill. The changes include a move to protect the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit, by giving them ID cards to prove their status. However, the Tory-dominated Commons is expected to overturn the amendments. IMF predicts UK will outperform eurozone The International Monetary Fund has released an economic forecast that predicts the UK will grow faster than the rest of the eurozone following Brexit – as long as Britain avoids a no-deal… Read More

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Today’s back pages: Chelsea and Man Utd target PSG striker Edinson Cavani and Ollie Pope stars for awesome England

Description Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring for Paris Saint-Germain Credits Sebastian Salom-Gomis/AFP via Getty Images Alt Text Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring for Paris Saint-Germain A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 21 January Daily Briefing Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 7:45am Coming for Cavani The Daily Mirror and Independent report that Chelsea and Manchester United are tailing Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. See related 2020 sport calendar and live TV guide: what’s on in January and February? United were linked to the Uruguay ace yesterday but Blues boss Frank Lampard has also expressed an interest in the 32-year-old, who according to the Mirror… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Samsung appointed a new mobile boss as it faces ‘peak smartphone’ and competition from all sides. Roh Tae-moon, who’s been at Samsung since the late 1990s, previously served as head of research for the firm’s mobile business. Uber Eats has agreed to sell its Indian business to a local rival called Zomato, the New York Times reports. All Uber Eats’ drivers in India will be switched over to Zomato, and its app will direct users to Zomato for six months. Chinese tech giant Tencent has struck a deal with TikTok’s parent company ByteDance to integrate short-form video… Read More

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SVOD Snapshot: The Current Landscape in Streaming Video On-Demand

Consumers having been “cutting the cord” for years now, but the trend has accelerated in recent years. There’s little reason to believe that this phenomenon will slow down any time soon, so pay-tv providers have to find new ways to generate revenue as their primary source continues to erode. One of the most prominent methods media companies are using to recuperate cord-cutting losses is by launching their own direct-to-consumer streaming service. But what makes for a successful streaming video service? In this SVOD Snapshot, the Digital Media research team at Business Insider Intelligence breaks down the current landscape in streaming video on-demand (SVOD). The team also looks at what characteristics… Read More

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Instagram influencer jailed for climbing pyramid

And other stories from the stranger side of life One-Minute Read Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 6:38am An influencer says he spent five days in an Egyptian jail after climbing one of the Pyramids of Giza. Sharing a photograph of himself on top of a pyramid, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who has 3.1 million followers on Instagram, said: “No words can explain what I just went through the past five days. I’ve been in jail many times but this one was by far the very worst. Was it worth it? F*** yeah!” Elephant checks into Sri Lankan hotel A wild elephant has been filmed enjoying the facilities at a hotel in Sri… Read More

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