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German spy chief says regulation may be needed for social platforms

BERLIN: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency on Monday suggested that regulations may be needed if the European Union cannot increase the accountability of social media platforms such as Facebook regarding illegal or dangerous content. Hans-Georg Maassen told reporters that the European Union was working hard to increase transparency on social media platforms and to raise consciousness among those companies. “The Commission is in negotiations, but if this consciousness doesn’t help, then we may have to adopt…

Minor tweaks to team culture needed for Australia: Paine

MELBOURNE: The Australian team do not need to make wholesale changes to their cricket culture as a few tweaks should once again endear them to home fans, according to test captain Tim Paine. Australia were rocked by a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last month in which former captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were sent home after the third test in Cape Town and slapped with hefty bans. Paine was named to lead the side after both Smith and Warner stepped down from their…

More research needed to prevent elder abuse

NEW YORK: Maltreatment and abuse have important effects on the health, quality of life and even the lifespan of elderly people, but there is very little evidence on ways to stop it, according to a new research review.