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Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will ...

Coronavirus: First Google/Apple-based contact-tracing app launched

The team developing Switzerland’s coronavirus contact-tracing app says it has become the first to have launched a product incorporating a technology provided by Apple and Google. Members ...

Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?

Huawei’s future in the UK is in doubt – again. The consequences could affect how quickly improved internet access is rolled out and how much it will cost. This a time ...

Coronavirus: Hairdressers offer virtual appointments in lockdown

Hairdressers have been offering virtual appointments to help people style their hair at home. Stylists are using apps including FaceTime, Zoom, and YouTube to provide customers live ...

Formula E driver disqualified for gamer swap-in

Formula E driver Daniel Abt was disqualified and ordered to pay £8,900 to charity for getting a professional gamer to compete under his name in an official esports race. Organisers ...

How Coronavirus lockdown made a ‘Zoom boom’ generation

I first realised just how quickly attitudes towards technology were changing when my mum told me, two days after lockdown began, that she had downloaded Skype. She’s not exactly ...

Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks

The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks. The National Cyber Security Centre involvement ...

Wikipedia sets new rule to combat “toxic behaviour”

Wikipedia is to institute a new code of conduct to battle what the firm called “toxic behaviour” by some volunteers. The Wikimedia Foundation, the organisation that runs ...

Fake online reviews under investigation by competition authority

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into fake and misleading reviews on several major websites. It said it would examine whether online shops ...

Chris Pratt accidentally deleted 51,000 emails

Actor Chris Pratt has shared the moment he accidentally wiped clean his entire email inbox. The Marvel star began sorting through his inbox after telling fans his son, Jack, had ...