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Amazon and eBay evict sellers amid VAT crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of overseas sellers have been evicted from online marketplaces in the UK such as Amazon and eBay owing to a tax crackdown. Businesses, mostly from China, sold items including British flags, phones and fake eyelashes but evaded VAT. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sends notices to online sales sites if […]

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US government shutdown leaves websites insecure

Image copyright US Court of Appeals Image caption Some government websites are telling users not to enter sensitive information The ongoing US government shutdown is leaving dozens of official websites insecure or inaccessible. Affected websites include the US Department of Justice, the Court of Appeals and Nasa. The shutdown, over a funding dispute for President […]