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Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again

A new startup is clearing the way for other companies to better monitor and manage their risk and compliance with privacy laws. Osano, an Austin, Texas-based startup, bills itself as a privacy platform startup, which uses a software-as-a-service solution to give businesses real-time visibility into their current privacy and compliance posture. On one hand, that helps startups and enterprises large and small insight into whether or not they’re complying with global or state privacy laws, and manage […]

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Alchemist Accelerator is launching a European program

Enterprise-focused startup accelerator Alchemist is expanding its footprint this morning with the launch of an initiative focused on European startups. While Alchemist was happy to accept European companies into their U.S. program before — they tell me they’ve had about 25 European startups go through Alchemist already — it hasn’t been a focus. With the aptly named Alchemist Europe, Alchemist will be opening an office in Munich and bringing in its first Europe-focused cohort. Alchemist expects this […]

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Brain drain claimed 1.7 million youths. So this country is scrapping its income tax

(CNN)Being young and Polish has never been this lucrative. Poles under the age of 26 who earn less than 85,528 Polish zloty ($22,547) a year will be exempt from the country’s 18% income tax starting August 1. The allowance is generous, considering the average Polish salary stands at just below 60,000 zloty ($15,700) a year. The government said 2 million people will qualify for the benefit. When Poland and seven other central and Eastern European countries joined […]

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This Guy Came Up With A Plan To Turn Any Backyard Into A Beach

Here’s a bit of good news — you can have your very own personal beach right in your backyard. Founder of the Zydeco Construction company, Eric White builds private oases that look stunning, like they came from the pages of an exotic travel guide. Zydeco Construction | Zydeco Construction Zydeco Construction White According to Image credits: Zydeco Construction Eric White Europeans practically melting under the blazing sun. From London to Paris, everyone’s health is in danger and […]

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Footage of underwater search for crashed Air France plane released

Operation to find flight AF447, which vanished over Atlantic on 1 June 2009, was filmed Rare footage of the search for a passenger plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in one of the worst accidents in recent aviation history has been released on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. A new documentary highlights the international operation to find and retrieve the wreckage of Air France flight AF447 from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Paris, France, […]

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EU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks

Move follows revelations MEP failed to declare lavish funding from year of Brexit referendum The European parliament is to investigate Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks. The European parliament president, Antonio Tajani, today refers the Farage issue to an advisory committee, a source told the Guardian. The advisory committee is a group of five MEPs who act as watchdogs over the parliaments code of conduct. It stipulates that all members must […]

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In Italy’s city of love, global far-right groups join forces under a ‘pro-family’ umbrella

Verona, Italy (CNN)In a 17th century palazzo in the Italian city of love, an international alliance of far-right politicians, conservative activists and religious leaders have united in hate. In October, Verona’s mayor Federico Sboarina declared the city “pro-life” after the town council passed a motion that would use public funds to finance anti-abortion programs, inspiring politicians in a few other cities, including Milan, Rome, Ferrara, Trieste and Sestri Levante to propose similar motions, although they did not […]

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