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Facebook won’t 'like' this…

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites will soon have to tell their users exactly how their photos and information are being used.

A Commons Service and Technology Select Committee report condemns the current terms and conditions as horribly long and complex, and akin to ‘engaging with Shakespeare’ (though much less fun).

Read more: Facebook won’t 'like' this…

The pensions problem deepens

The pensions problem, and it’s a serious problem, hasn’t improved since George Osborne recently announced his ‘pensions revolution’.

Packs sent out to pension customers have simply failed to shed much light on a complex issue. Worse still, not all insurers even mention the new rules, and run the risk of leaving their customers in dire trouble.

Read more: The pensions problem deepens

More mis-sold policies…

Not so long ago, we covered the mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) fiasco – huge numbers of people saddled with pointless policies which they ended up being compensated for.

These were policies that were created for no reason other than to make money. And it seems that the lessons of the PPI disaster have quickly been forgotten if ‘bankruptcy indemnity policies’ are anything to go by.

Read more: More mis-sold policies…

Waffle extractor

It’s a shame that such a thing is needed, but fair play to Houston PR for their online tool polifiller.com.

The website, which lists a ‘cliché of the day’ (‘Tightening their belts’ when I looked) strips all nonsense and surplus waffle from politicians’ comments.

Read more: Waffle extractor

Plain English awards

Russell Brand

It's awards time again at Plain English Campaign, which means another Foot in Mouth winner has been announced.

Follow this link to see all the awards.

Our 2014 winner is more than worthy of the best past winners and was the overwhelming choice.

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