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Flying taxi start-up Vertical Aerospace in $2bn SPAC merger

A British 'flying taxi' company set up by the founder of OVO Energy is in advanced talks about a $2bn 'blank cheque' merger that will see another major British technology company heading for the US public markets.
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Posted 2021/06/09 09:50:00

Tech firm behind internet outage explains issue that took down major websites worldwide

US tech company Fastly has revealed that a software bug triggered a global internet outage which took several major websites offline on Tuesday.
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Posted 2021/06/09 08:30:00

Fastly going down is a cautionary tale about the fragility of the web

A huge global web outage is always slightly shocking.
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Posted 2021/06/08 13:22:00

Launch of controversial system to collect GP patient data delayed amid privacy concerns

The launch of a new digital GP data sharing system has been pushed back amid concerns about privacy.
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Posted 2021/06/08 12:55:00

Global internet outage hits major websites - including the UK government site

A number of major websites, including the UK government site, appear to have been hit by an outage at global website hosting service Fastly.
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Posted 2021/06/08 10:11:00

Global internet outage hits major websites - including the UK government site

A number of major websites, including the UK government site, have been hit by an outage at global website hosting service Fastly.
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Posted 2021/06/08 10:11:00

Hundreds arrested, murder plots thwarted and drugs seized after criminals duped into using app monitored by police

Drug dealers in the UK are among hundreds of people arrested after criminal gangs were duped into using an app being watched by police around the world, with tonnes of illegal substances seized and murder plots also thwarted.
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Posted 2021/06/08 08:26:00

FBI dupe criminals around the world by monitoring encrypted app hidden in phone calculators

Hundreds of people have been arrested and murder plots thwarted after criminal gangs were duped into using an app being watched by police around the world.
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Posted 2021/06/08 08:26:00

High-protein, low-carb diets put you at greater risk of severe COVID, study suggests

Vegans and pescatarians may be less likely to get severely ill from coronavirus, according to a new study.
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Posted 2021/06/08 06:20:00

Thousands of men to benefit from new prostate cancer drug approved for use on NHS

Thousands of men are set to benefit from a new prostate cancer drug which has been approved for use on the NHS.
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Posted 2021/06/07 23:26:00

Millions of dollars in Bitcoin ransom seized from Colonial Pipeline hackers

Millions of dollars in Bitcoin paid to hackers after the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack have been recovered by the US government.
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Posted 2021/06/07 19:53:00

Dating apps are going to offer perks for users who get a coronavirus vaccine

The government has turned to dating apps to encourage young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Posted 2021/06/06 22:07:00

Plan for NHS to collect patient data from GPs should be delayed over privacy fears, says Labour

An NHS system set to extract patient data from doctors' surgeries in England should be paused from doing so until people are told what information will be made available, Labour says.
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Posted 2021/06/06 20:55:00

US intelligence report does not confirm that UFO sightings are linked to aliens... nor rule it out

There is no evidence that aerial phenomena witnessed by military pilots in recent years are alien spacecraft, according to a US intelligence report.
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Posted 2021/06/05 01:36:00

Facebook under new investigation by competition authority

Facebook is under investigation in the UK by the competition regulator once again, this time for the social media giant's advertising practices.
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Posted 2021/06/04 15:15:00

Supersonic passenger flights to return almost 20 years after Concorde was retired

A US airline has unveiled plans to bring back supersonic transatlantic flights by the end of the decade.
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Posted 2021/06/03 21:17:00

NASA plans two new missions to Venus for the first time in decades

NASA plans to launch two new scientific missions to Venus between 2028 and 2030 for the first time in over 30 years.
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Posted 2021/06/02 23:26:00

Hundreds of worms being sent into space for research on human muscle loss

Hundreds of tiny worms will blast off into space in a bid to help scientists understand more about human muscle loss and how to prevent it.
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Posted 2021/06/02 20:31:00

TikTok trend featuring tiny magnets could be life-threatening - and NHS wants them banned

A TikTok trend where teenagers use tiny magnets as fake tongue piercings has prompted the NHS to call for the metal balls to be banned.
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Posted 2021/05/29 02:38:00

Sonic the Hedgehog: Sega teases yet another 3D video game as part of raft of announcements

Next-generation consoles will get a new 3D Sonic the Hedgehog game next year, after Sega teased the prospect on Thursday.
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Posted 2021/05/28 08:46:00