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Pink supermoon offers much-needed respite from COVID-19 lockdown

People across the UK have briefly emerged from quarantine to gaze at the spectacle of a pink supermoon.
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Posted 2020/04/07 21:50:00

Taiwan government bans Zoom due to security issues

Taiwan has banned government officials from using Zoom just days after the company admitted to mistakenly routing its users traffic through servers in China.
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Posted 2020/04/07 10:14:00

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to tackle misinformation

WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on message forwarding to tackle the spread of misinformation, its parent company Facebook has announced.
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Posted 2020/04/07 07:55:00

Warwick University hiding data security risks from students

Students and staff at the University of Warwick have been left in the dark about critical cyber security issues which could have allowed hackers to steal their data, Sky News has learnt.
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Posted 2020/04/04 17:52:00

Cyber criminals threaten to hold hospitals to ransom - Interpol

As hospitals around the world struggle to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients, cyber criminals are threatening to exploit the crisis and hold them to ransom, according to an Interpol warning.
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Posted 2020/04/04 15:18:00

Chinese investor plots coup at UK chip designer Imagination

A state-controlled Chinese investor is trying to seize control of Imagination Technologies Group, the British chip designer – sparking fears that its prized intellectual property assets could disappear from the UK.
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Posted 2020/04/04 10:23:00

Doctors hail students making COVID-19 face-visors in makeshift factory

An A-level student and two former pupils have turned their school into a factory to produce protective equipment to help the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Posted 2020/04/03 00:28:00

Paedophiles preying on children online during coronavirus lockdown

Schoolchildren are at extra risk from online paedophiles while they are stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis, investigators have warned.
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Posted 2020/04/03 00:06:00

Small labs get £1m to ramp up key worker testing

A British entrepreneur has given £1 million to help small laboratories across the UK provide COVID-19 tests for frontline workers.
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Posted 2020/04/02 00:38:00

Controversial tech group heads west to offer COVID-19 tracking

The controversial Israeli technology company NSO Group is attempting to woo Western governments with software it says can analyse the spread of COVID-19 using mobile phone data.
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Posted 2020/04/01 14:13:00

Amazon investigated after firing worker who went on strike over coronavirus

New York City is investigating online retail giant Amazon after it fired a warehouse worker on the same day he participated in a strike protesting against the company's coronavirus response.
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Posted 2020/04/01 08:42:00

Zoom investigated after trolls bomb video chats with porn

The FBI has issued a warning about so-called "Zoombombing" following incidents in which video conferences were hijacked by trolls playing pornographic videos and shouting profanities.
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Posted 2020/04/01 07:19:00

Thailand trials 15-minute COVID-19 test

A new 15-minute COVID-19 test has been launched in Thailand aimed at increasing the number of people being screened for the deadly virus and easing the burden on the health system.
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Posted 2020/03/31 22:25:00

App offers $1m reward to anyone who can prove it was part of smear campaign

Popular video messaging app Houseparty is offering a $1m (£811,000) bounty to anyone who can prove it has been targeted by a commercial "smear campaign".
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Posted 2020/03/31 12:38:00

Govt set to release app which detects nearby coronavirus carriers

The government is preparing to release an app which alerts people if they come too close to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, Sky News can reveal.
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Posted 2020/03/31 11:18:00

New MI5 chief named as spy who led Skripal poisoning response

A spy who led the response to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury has been named as the new head of MI5.
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Posted 2020/03/30 12:19:00

Mercedes helps make coronavirus breathing aid as F1 joins ventilators effort

The Mercedes F1 team has helped develop a breathing aid to keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care, with a host of other rival teams having pitched in to provide UK hospitals with thousands of extra ventilators.
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Posted 2020/03/30 08:01:00

Coronavirus: Cabinet talks held on video call banned by Ministry of Defence

High-level government talks on Britain's coronavirus response were held on a videoconference service that Ministry of Defence staff were banned from using just days earlier over security fears.
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Posted 2020/03/26 10:15:00

Spotify pledges millions to artists hit by coronavirus outbreak

Spotify has pledged up to $10m (£8.4m) to help musicians hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Posted 2020/03/25 16:32:00

The key to making your happiness levels surge during the coronavirus lockdown

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can be an isolating time for many people, with some worried about how they will manage to keep in touch with family and friends without seeing them.
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Posted 2020/03/25 16:05:00