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Hidden cameras and mystery shopper plan for care homes

Hidden cameras and “mystery shoppers” could be used to keep tabs on care homes under proposals being considered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Google's 'shared endorsements' means your reviews might appear in adverts

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Postcard from... Brussels

Calling in sick with a hangover or to enjoy unexpected good weather may soon be more difficult in Belgium, where the Government has proposed a law requiring that employees taking a sick day stay at home for a medical check-up.

The law would require employees taking a sick day to stay at home for a medical check-up

Thinking of calling in sick? The doctor will pop by to see you, under Belgian crackdown

Calling in sick with a hangover or to enjoy unexpected good weather may soon be more difficult in Belgium – the government has proposed a law which would require employees taking a sick day to stay at home for a medical check-up.

Celtic captain Scott Brown was sent off after kicking out at Barcelona forward Neymar during this challenge

Scott Brown treated like a criminal claims Celtic boss Neil Lennon after Barcelona red card

Celtic captain was sent off for kicking out at Brazilian Neymar in their 1-0 Champions League defeat

BitTorrent technology to power new, decentralized instant chat service

BitTorrent Chat will use P2P protocols to avoid passing messages through central servers

With each photo upload, parents are, unwittingly, helping Facebook to merge their children's digital and real worlds

'No posts about the kids': Why I've created a digital trust fund for my daughter

Amy Webb refuses to post anything about her little girl online. Instead, she has registered a URL, email account and a vast array of social media sites in her name

Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell

Michael Le Vell trial: Man arrested over Facebook post identifying alleged victim

Coronation Street star stands accused of sexual assault and rape of a young girl, as police tell social media users it's 'not worth the risk' of breaching alleged victim's legally-protected anonymity

Sony Computer Entertainment make the Playstation consoles

Unpaid intern who sued Sony awarded £4,600

The company had argued that Mr Jarvis was a volunteer so did not need to be paid

Facebook proposes expanding its facial recognition database with users' profile pictures

Changes would  not affect European users but imply Facebook's continuing desire to use the contentious technology

'Revenge porn' ban is debated in California

Senate Bill 255 would make it illegal to publish images of another in full or partial states of nudity

Artist implants an RFID chip under the skin to turn into a walking gallery

Chip encased in glass holds just 1Kb of data - enough for a small gif

Google claims that UK law does not apply to them

UK users who were tracked online against their will are told to file a lawsuit in the US

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