Phys .org: Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity

Phys .org: Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity. “Facebook says anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation. The company said Tuesday that it will also require disclaimers for any British political advertisements, which will be archived for seven years in a publicly accessible database.”

Enslaved People in Eighteenth-century Britain: An Interview with Nelson Mundell (Black Perspectives)

Black Perspectives: Enslaved People in Eighteenth-century Britain: An Interview with Nelson Mundell. “In today’s post, Keisha N. Blain, Senior Editor of Black Perspectives, interviews Nelson Mundell about the new online database, Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Freedom and Race in the Eighteenth Century. Mundell is a former History teacher with a MEd in Education and is finishing his history PhD thesis, ‘The Runaway Enslaved in Eighteenth-century Britain,’ at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.”

CBR: Mental Health Data Hub Simplifies Datasets for Health Workers

CBR: Mental Health Data Hub Simplifies Datasets for Health Workers. “Coinciding with world mental health day NHS Digital is launching the Mental Health Data Hub which will provide an access point for healthcare workers and researchers to NHS datasets. The Mental Health Data Hub was created by NHS Digital the national information and technology partner of the UK’s health system. The online hub contains official published figures and statistics on mental health, learning disabilities and autism services. It also includes information on the number of people in contact with mental health services.”

Evening Standard: Social media giant Facebook pays £15 million tax on £1.2 billion UK revenues

Evening Standard: Social media giant Facebook pays £15 million tax on £1.2 billion UK revenues. “FACEBOOK faced fresh criticism today after revealing it paid £15.7 million in tax on UK revenues of £1.2 billion. The social media giant has more than tripled the amount it hands to the exchequer from £5.1 million in 2016, with profits up from £58.5 million to £62 million as revenues increased by a third.”

The Guardian: Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

The Guardian: Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy. “A new super-database being built for the police represents a ‘grave’ risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said. Liberty claims the government is glossing over concerns that the database, the largest built for British law enforcement, threatens civil liberties. The group fears it gives massive power to the state at the expense of millions of Britons.”