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Potentially deadly tick-borne parasite found in UK for the first time

20th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA potentially deadly tick-borne parasite has been found in the UK for the first time, scientists have warned. The organism, named B venatorum, causes babesiosis – a malaria-like animal disease recognised as an emerging infection in people. Symptoms from the infection include flu and jaundice, and can occasionally […]

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Tories criticised for 'misleading' public with Twitter 'Fact Check' name change

19th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site The Conservative Party has been criticised after one of its official Twitter accounts was rebranded as a fact-checking service. The Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office renamed its account “factcheckUK” for the duration of Tuesday evening’s debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. Those in charge of the […]

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Dormouse numbers in Britain 'have halved'

19th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe number of hazel dormice in Britain is said to have halved since 2000. Numbers are down 51% and they have vanished from 17 English counties, according to data gathered by volunteers for the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme. They are now almost entirely found south of a line […]

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Private messages from Brexit-backer Arron Banks leaked online

19th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor, and Alexander J Martin, technology reporter The Twitter account of Arron Banks, the millionaire businessman who helped fund Nigel Farage’s Brexit campaign, has been hacked and private messages leaked online, he has said. The police and the social media platform have […]

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Brexit Party under investigation for 'failing to hand over data'

19th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe Brexit Party is being investigated following complaints it failed to hand over the personal data it holds on voters, Sky News can reveal. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched the investigation in response to complaints the Brexit Party had failed to answer requests for data. Under data […]

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Google Stadia launches to complaints about lag

19th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteGoogle’s game-streaming platform Stadia has launched – and is being immediately criticised for the lag affecting services. Gamers are finding that the process of communicating with Google’s servers where the games are being run is adding significant delays between when they press a button and when that action […]

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NASA discovers unique orbit to Neptune's moons

18th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteResearchers at NASA have discovered that a unique orbiting pattern by Neptune’s two innermost moons allows them never to collide, dubbing it a “dance of avoidance”. The moons’ unique orbit “has never been seen before” according to Marina Brozovic, the lead author of a new paper. “There are […]

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'Free broadband': Does Labour's £20bn fibre rollout claim stack up?

15th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteLabour say they will deliver “the fastest broadband free to everyone” by 2030. Can they – and at what cost? There have been lots of numbers flying around. Labour say the plan will cost £20bn, whereas the Conservatives put it at £83bn. BT itself claims the cost will […]

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Apple launches Research app to gather customers' healthcare data

15th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteApple is making a bid for its customers’ healthcare data by launching a new “Research app” which will collect information from iPhone and Apple Watch users and share it with academic studies. The app is being pitched to Apple’s estimated billion customers as a way to “contribute to […]

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Instagram making likes private for some UK users

14th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteInstagram is hiding the number of likes on some posts in the UK as part of a global trial to figure out how it can “remove pressure” on users. People who are part of the test will be selected randomly. Instagram is not revealing how many users will […]

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