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Netflix dating show contestant sues for inhumane set conditions

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A contestant on the second series of the show Love Is Blind is suing Netflix over alleged breaches of labour laws.

Jeremy Hartwell alleges that producers encouraged the cast to drink alcohol, while limiting access to food and water and underpaying them.

The Ex-contestant told CNN in an interview at the weekend that he had to try to fight the effects of sleep deprivation after long hours filming under bright lights.

He added that the way the cast’s luggage was searched was like being on a “boot camp” and even at the hotel living quarters, food was restricted to the point of severe hunger.”

The Production company part of the show told U.S Media there was “absolutely no merit” to the allegations.

Love Is Blind was nominated for an Emmy award – outstanding structured reality programme – last week. 

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When London’s Heathrow airport is set to end daily passenger limits

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London’s Heathrow airport is set to end its daily passenger limits on departures

Ending at the end of this month, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that airlines have already been told about the changes.

Of course, this follows a turbulent summer of travel in the northern hemisphere, where staff shortages have plagued the sector.

To deal with the staffing crisis, Heathrow capped the number of passenger departures at 100-thousand a day.

But the cap was extended from July into October in a desperate bid to limit queues and baggage delays.

The sector has been crippled by the pandemic and labor shortages, with many airports and airlines struggling to hire enough staff to deal with the increased demand.

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Hacking saga hits Australia’s biggest telco

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As millions deal with the fallout from the Optus data breach, a third party company has leaked the information of Telstra employees

Up to 30,000 names and email addresses of past and present Telstra staff were uploaded online.

It’s understood it’s the same forum where an Optus breach was shared last week.

While no customer data has be lost, Telstra says it is aware of the breach, which contains employee information from 2017.

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Government-backed crypto could threaten the U.S. economy, report finds

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Government-backed cryptocurrencies could threaten the U.S. economy, that’s according to a new report

The Treasury Department believe that prices crypto are set by market speculation and don’t have much economic reality.

It’s found crypto-asset firms intersect with entities that have risky business profiles.

Treasury believes this is a concern for the U-S financial system.

Of course, Bitcoin is just one digital coin to swing and los much of its value since the start of this year.

But advocates think these stable-coins could be less volatile than traditional currencies.

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