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Palantir takes over Google's contract to create remote military drones that identify and track people.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies#U.S._military,_intelligence,_and_police

An appointee to the Grenfell fire enquiry had a grant from the cladding manufacturer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benita_Mehra

Betfred's owner gets money from the NHS to treat gambling addiction
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Done

The gambling regulator fines Betfred more than £1m.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betfred#Action_by_the_Regulator

Two reports on the environmental damage caused by palm oil companies.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_oil#Environmental

Clare Balding pulls out of an arms companies' dinner.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADS_Group#Annual_Dinner

The boss of Hargreaves Lansdown gave £1m to the Tories.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Hargreaves#Politics

The UK government hands over its report on fracking, but hides three-quarters of the pages.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing_in_the_United_Kingdom

Virgin Money CEO doubles his salary to £3.4m while the company posts a loss.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Money_UK#Acquisition_by_CYBG_plc

Apple maps hand Crimea to Russia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Apple_Inc.#Apple_maps_labelling_Ukraine_as_part_of_Russia

New York City paid McKinsey $27m to stem jail violence. Instead, violence soared.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinsey_%26_Company

First recorded 'data deletion week'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_County,_Maryland

Bumble Bee tuna company CEO found guilty of price fixing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumble_Bee_Foods

Just 10% of global investment goes to female led startups
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femtech

Charmin cuts down virgin forests for its toilet paper
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charmin

National Grid moves its ownership to Luxembourg, to protect itself from nationalisation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Grid_plc

SSE moves its UK operations to Switzerland, to protect itself against the threat of nationalisation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE_plc

Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

Shell gives Cambridge University £6m for research into oil extraction
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cambridge

Virgin Group pays no UK corporation tax.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Group

Cadbury launches a 'rip off' selection box.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury
[since removed because the source was a tabloid]

The government has put Rydon, the company responsible for the Grenfell fire, on its approved list of contractors for high buildings.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rydon

Outsourcer Serco is fined £3.7m
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco

The Israeli military keep demolishing a Palestinian village
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Araqeeb

Staff at Thompsons solicitors go on strike.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompsons_Solicitors

Facebook exposes the contact details of 200m users
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

UCAS promotes a high interest loan to students
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCAS

Shell leaves its rigs to rot and spill oil in the North Sea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Dutch_Shell

London Arms fair protests
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExCeL_London