Mozilla, the non-profit group that created the Firefox web browser, has said it plans to allow its 450 million users to block the internet tracking that allows third parties to monitor their movements online. When the plans were first mooted in February, one advertising executive reportedly described them as “a nuclear first strike” against the advertising industry. Tracking allows firms to follow a user's tastes and target them with appropriate online ads.
This weekend's Field Day festival in east London is packed with storming new acts.
A puppy survived after swallowing a four-and-a-half-inch lolly stick, vets have said.
Home to Terry’s and Rowntree’s, York is inextricably linked to the world of chocolate, as a great new interactive attraction illustrates
Main image: 'Civetti' book ends by Fornasetti, £300, Liberty; 'Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story', £20, Random House; reading glasses by Pedlars, £25.50, Selfridges
Thanks to Nigel, I spent the evening recalling happy memories of confectionery cravings
There's an awful lot of sour grapes on Fox today. First Karl Rove berated his colleagues for calling Ohio for Obama too soon (they hadn't), then TV personality Bill O'Reilly blamed Romney's defeat on ethnic minorities expecting benefits from the government. Sourest of all though is this piece which, in a snotty final salvo, accuses the "mainstream" media of "almost certainly [making] the difference between victory and defeat" for Obama.
Students having a high old time at a Halloween party in Buffalo city were spooked by a mid-afternoon police raid and the confiscation of prodigious quantities of marijuana, reports The Buffalo News.
First it was drug testers turning up at Andy Murray's house at some ungodly hour, now it's 30 Percy Pigs. The sweets, produced by Marks & Spencer, are one of the Scot's favourites, though he was surprised to see them on his doorstep.
Whether it’s dreamy truffles or violet creams that tickle your fancy, there’s something here for every sweet tooth
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