New York investigates DraftKings and FanDuel over fantasy sports cheating

Attorney general tells billion-dollar companies to explain how they stop player data being misused by employees to line their own pockets

New York’s attorney general has started investigating the fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel after reports that an employee may have used inside information to win $350,000 in a football contest.

Eric Schneiderman sent letters to the two big players in fantasy sports, saying that the allegations raised legal questions about the fairness, transparency and security of the companies, according to copies of the letters provided by his office.

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Ireland, Facebook’s European base, pushed to act on ‘safe harbour’ ruling

European court of justice struck down provisions allowing transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US after Austrian student argued NSA might get access to it

Ireland has said it plans to investigate the transfer of data on Facebook users in Europe to the United States after an EU court invalidated the “safe harbour” provisions under which it took place.

It follows a request by Austrian citizen Max Schrems to the Irish data protection commissioner to investigate if there was adequate protection of his data transferred to the US by Facebook, which has its European headquarters in Dublin.

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Children today could work until they are 100, predicts futurologist

Expert tells headteachers that pupils could go on to have 40 jobs and the education system must adapt to the changing world

Children today could end up working to the age of 100 in as many as 40 different jobs, a futurologist has predicted.

Rohit Talwar, who helps businesses look at what the world might look like in five to 50 years, told headteachers yesterday that the education system is behind with how fast the world is changing and that they must prepare students now for the world of the future.

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Argos squares up to Amazon with same-day delivery across UK

Retailer becomes first on high street to launch such a service, charging flat fee of £3.95 and offering four home delivery slots every day

Argos has become the first high street retailer to offer same-day delivery across the UK, pitching itself against Amazon just weeks before Black Friday.

As retailers prepare for the US-inspired discount day at the end of November, Argos launched Fast Track delivery on 20,000 products from Wednesday. The flat fee of £3.95 undercuts Amazon’s one-hour Prime Now service, which costs £6.99 per order and is only available within certain London postcodes and to customers who pay £70 a year for its Prime scheme.

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Waterstones to stop selling Kindle as book sales surge

Managing director James Daunt says: ‘Sales continue to be pitiful so we are taking the display space back.’

The UK’s largest book retailer is removing Amazon’s Kindle ebooks from its stores nationwide and replacing them with print books due to “pitiful sales”.

Waterstones, which teamed up with Amazon in 2012 to sell the electronic reader in its stores, will use the display space for physical paperbacks and hardbacks instead.

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