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China’s Huawei says 2019 sales up 19% despite US sanctions

Chinese tech giant Huawei has said its sales of smartphones and other products grew by double digits last year despite US sanctions but warned...

Social media firms ‘morally responsible for tackling Covid-19 misinformation’

Social media giants will be called into UK Parliament to explain how they are tackling misinformation about coronavirus spreading online. The Commons Digital, Culture, Media...

Microsoft Bing launches Covid-19 tracking map

Microsoft’s Bing search engine has launched a new interactive map which allows users to track the number of cases of Covid-19 around the world. The...

Facebook closes London office after employee diagnosed with coronavirus

Facebook has closed its London office after an employee was diagnosed with coronavirus. The social network told staff to work from home on Friday after...

Hackers using hidden apps to access smartphones, cybersecurity experts warn

Hackers are increasingly using hidden apps to target mobile phone users, cybersecurity experts have warned. Researchers from cybersecurity firm McAfee have published their latest Mobile...

WhatsApp launches dark mode

WhatsApp has officially launched its dark mode feature to iPhone and Android users. The new mode will enable users to turn the colours onscreen inside...

Digital giants becoming ‘powerful gatekeepers’ to what we watch – EBU boss

Digital giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook are becoming “powerful gatekeepers” of what we watch and hear, according to the boss of Europe’s...

Researchers aim to identify child abusers by hands

Scientists are hoping to find a way to track down paedophiles just from their hands. The pioneering programme aims to discover whether our hands are...

One in five would trust AI over politicians in Brexit negotiations – report

More than a fifth of Britons would trust artificial intelligence (AI) to better handle political negotiations – including Brexit – over human politicians, new...

Looking for new skills online can help increase wages, new report suggest

People turning to the internet to learn new skills is helping to boost the UK’s economic output, new research around online learning suggests. The report...

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Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until end of April

President Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking...

‘Quarantine Radio’ is in full effect

Quarantine! Quarantine! Quarantine! This global lockdown has created a lot of boredom for many, but some are finding new ways to be creative using the...

1,500 ventilators a week to roll off UK production lines by May, say manufacturers

At least 1,500 ventilators a week could be rolling off British production lines by the end of the month to help in the fight...

Effectiveness of school closures in historic pandemics put under the microscope

New research has given some insight into the effectiveness of school closures during a pandemic, by studying behaviours during disease outbreaks of the past. A...

Coronavirus poses existential threat to Africa, says health expert

African is facing an “existential threat” as some countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, a health expert...
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