Up to 70,000 British jobs "are at risk from Brussels climate change law"

Up to 70,000 British jobs 'are at risk from Brussels climate change law'Think-tank Civitas says aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland'The only way to save 400billion-a-year industry is to scrap plans to fine firms which produce too much carbon dioxide' | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A think-tank has said for 'British manufacturing to revive, the Government should abandon its expensive climate change policies' Up to 70,000 British jobs are at risk as a direct result of European carbon reduction targets, according to a report. The policies have pushed up the cost of energy, threatening the vital mineral industries which deal in materials such as cement, chemicals, glass, ceramics and steel, the study claims. It says the aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland, and blames policies which penalise ‘energy-intensive’ industries for emitting too much carbon dioxide

Instagram reverses course on terms of service: Company announces U-turn after celebrity-led user backlash

Instagram announces U-turn after celebrity-led user backlash against user's picture rightsControversial sections of new policy reverted to their original form after massive backlash among users Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom apologises for failure to 'communicate our intentions clearly'Kim Kardashian among the string of high-profile users who had publicly spoken out against the new terms | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 Instagram has abandoned wording in its new terms-of-service agreement that sparked outcry from users who feared it meant their photos could appear in advertisements. In a blog post published late last night, the popular mobile photo-sharing service says it has changed back the advertising section of its terms of service to the original wording. There was outrage this week after the app published new terms on Monday which appeared to give it rights over all its users' photos and data to promote 'sponsored content'

Facebook: How many friends do you have? Researchers reveal what the answer could reveal about your life

How many friends do you have on Facebook Researchers reveal what the answer could say about your life Researchers say the 'perfect' number of friends caries between countriesClaim factors including the availability of friends for babysitting or even money lending can impact the number of Facebook friends a person has | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 17 December 2012 Some people like to have a few close friends on Facebook, while others have hundreds who they barely know. Researchers now believe that the number of friends you have can depend on how successful you are, and even how often you move.

George Osborne"s autumn statement: A beacon of realism in a sea of greens

A beacon of realism in a sea of greens | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 5 December 2012 In an ideal world, no Chancellor in his right mind would propose a ‘dash for gas’ as the answer to Britain’s energy needs. As green activists are quick to point out, unrenewable gas is far from the cleanest of fuels – and the new power stations planned by George Osborne will end any hope of meeting legally-binding targets on carbon emissions. They will also leave us at the mercy of fluctuating global prices and the often volatile regimes that supply our gas.