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Morning Bulletin: Mo Blow, terror patrols criticised and fast food makeovers

Morning Bulletin: Mo Blow, terror patrols criticised and fast food makeovers

Today we kick off with the latest victim of a Russian hacking group, Britain’s four time gold medalist Mo Farah who has seen his medical records leaked online. We also look at a growing trend for high end design in lowbrow fast food restaurants as well as criticism of ‘PR stunt’ police patrols supposedly in operation to combat terror.

AdWeek reports on the growing makeover trend for ‘legacy’ fast food restaurants as the likes of KFC, Arby’s and Taco Bell throw out the plastic seating and sticky floors in favour of leather sofas and bespoke designs – all in a bid to satisfy picky millenials.

Salesforce is seeking to ‘democratise’ AI by bringing its custom Einstein software to as many businesses as possible through its Cloud platform. Through this, companies will be able to build custom apps, automate activities or predict outcomes.

Police forces in Kent and Essex have been accused of engaging in a PR stunt after they deployed armed patrols onto the streets, ostensibly in a bid to deter terrorists. Critics however said they should expend more energy on intelligence gathering and regular crime.

British athletics ace Mo Farah has become the latest victim of Russian hackers after his confidential medical records were published online. The breach occurred at the World Anti-Doping Agency and has previously caught up golfer Justin Rose and tennis champ Rafael Nadal.

Kingfisher, parent company of B&Q and Screwfix, has posted rising sales and profits according to Retail Week, a set of results it has attributed to its Kingfisher One turnaround plan.

Donald Trump is making headlines once more after the outspoken presidential challenger threatened to sue the New York Times for ‘irresponsible intent’- apparently over a piece outlining how he’d accrued over $900m in public subsidies over his career in property.

GlaxoSmithKline has promoted Emma Walmsley, former head of consumer healthcare, as its new chief executive – replacing incumbent Andrew Witty who has announced his retirement on 31 March 2017.

Business Insider finds that the newly released voice activated gizmo Amazon Echo has boosted orders in the online marketplace with consumers spending 10 per cent more and shopping six per cent more frequently owing to the ease of purchase.

The US government is clearing the road ahead to self-driving cars by pursuing a nationwide approach to their introduction that will strip individual states of the right to set their own rules.

GoPro has introduced its first ever drone alongside two new cameras as the action-camera maker looks to reverse its declining fortunes with a range of sleeker and more capable devices.

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