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Chinese billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma seen in public three months after mystery disappearance

Chinese tycoon Jack Ma has appeared in public for the first time in nearly three months - after speculation about his whereabouts following a clampdown by Beijing on his business empire.
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Posted 2021/01/20 09:35:00

Bridgerton and The Crown help Netflix top 200m subscribers as lockdowns spur record growth

Netflix has notched up more than 200 million subscribers after consumers staying at home during the pandemic helped it achieve a record year of growth in 2020.
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Posted 2021/01/20 07:03:00

New ventilator could mean fewer COVID patients need intensive care

UK experts have designed a new ventilator that could allow more people with severe coronavirus to be treated outside intensive care.
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Posted 2021/01/20 02:43:00

An end to range anxiety? New electric car battery can charge in five minutes

A new electric car battery that can be fully charged in five minutes has been manufactured for the first time on a normal production line in China, based on designs by Israeli company StoreDot.
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Posted 2021/01/19 09:35:00

Oxford university given £100m to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs

The University of Oxford has been given £100m - one of the largest donations in its history - for a new institute focusing on resistance to antibiotics.
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Posted 2021/01/18 22:49:00

WhatsApp delays launch of controversial feature after privacy backlash

WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of new business features following a user backlash over the company's data sharing practices.
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Posted 2021/01/15 20:43:00

Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could be offered a COVID vaccine by mid-July

For a few hours this week, we were given an insight into the closely-guarded secret at the centre of the UK's vaccination programme.
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Posted 2021/01/15 17:28:00

TikTok tightens privacy rules to protect under-16s

TikTok accounts of users aged under 16 will now be changed to private, in a bid to improve child safety on the app.
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Posted 2021/01/13 10:24:00

Should social distancing be increased from two to three metres?

How often have you stood in a queue and caught the whiff of someone smoking several metres away?
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Posted 2021/01/12 19:24:00

Compliance with COVID restrictions at highest point since first lockdown, new data reveals

Compliance with coronavirus rules has risen sharply since December and is now at its highest point since the first lockdown, according to a major new survey seen by Sky News.
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Posted 2021/01/12 18:20:00

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon

Twitter has suspended 70,000 accounts linked to the far-right conspiracy movement QAnon in light of the violence at the US Capitol last week.
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Posted 2021/01/12 03:44:00

Bitcoin suddenly plunges 20% - wiping $10,000 off the value of a single coin

Bitcoin plunged by more than 20% over the weekend - wiping more than $10,000 (£7,395) off the price of a single coin.
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Posted 2021/01/11 17:27:00

Banned from Twitter and Facebook, which sites are the pro-Trump movement using now?

The attack on the US Capitol prompted unprecedented action from Twitter and Facebook, amid criticism that the president was using their platforms to foment an insurrection.
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Posted 2021/01/11 15:00:00

Tech firms ban Parler from platforms as Trump seeks new online megaphone

He has been kicked off most of the mainstream social media platforms following his supporters' rioting at the US Capitol, but President Donald Trump is still searching for online options to reach his followers.
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Posted 2021/01/11 06:37:00

Gene editing of British produce could hamper exports to the EU

The body representing food and drink manufacturing in the UK warns there could be "barriers" to exporting English farmed foods if gene editing is allowed. 
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Posted 2021/01/09 23:58:00

Trump uses POTUS account to hit back at Twitter after being barred from the platform

Donald Trump has accused Twitter of "banning free speech" in a tweet from the POTUS account, hours after he was banned from the platform.
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Posted 2021/01/08 23:23:00

Is lockdown 3 working? Data suggests people have become used to bending the rules

On 4 January, Boris Johnson told England to stay at home. Again.
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Posted 2021/01/08 22:53:00

How were the Capitol rioters in DC organised?

Four people died as police clashed with Donald Trump supporters at the US Capitol on Wednesday, where Congress was confirming the results of the 2020 election - but how were these rioters organised?
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Posted 2021/01/07 12:59:00

Hackney council files apparently leaked online

A cyber criminal group has posted what it claims are documents stolen from Hackney Council in a ransomware attack last year.
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Posted 2021/01/06 21:12:00

How will plans to give pupils free data work?

The education secretary today announced the government was "significantly stepping up the digital support we are providing to schools and parents" as pupils across the country switch to remote learning.
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Posted 2021/01/06 14:43:00