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Reminders on rise as WhatsApp update deadline looms

Getty Images Users yet to accept new terms and conditions for the messaging platform WhatsApp will start to get “persistent” reminders after the 15 May deadline. The ...

US fuel pipeline ‘paid hackers $5m in ransom’

Colonial Pipeline A major US fuel pipeline has reportedly paid cyber-criminal gang DarkSide nearly $5m (£3.6m) in ransom, following a cyber-attack. Colonial Pipeline ...

Irish health service hit by cyber attack

Getty Images Ireland’s health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”. The Health ...

James Charles fans ‘send death threats’ to producer

Getty Images A woman who worked for beauty YouTuber James Charles says she has received online death threats since making her legal action against him public. Kelly Rocklein ...

NHS tracing app ‘prevented thousands of deaths’

Getty Images The NHS contact-tracing app had a significant impact on lowering the spread of the coronavirus in the UK, a peer-reviewed paper has found. Researchers estimate ...

Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin over climate concerns, says Musk

Getty Images Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns, its CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet. Bitcoin fell by more than 10% after ...

BT vows to give 5m more homes fast broadband

Openreach BT says it is speeding up its rollout of full-fibre broadband to five million more households than previously planned in a move it says could create up to 7,000 jobs. Boss ...

Facebook moderator: ‘Every day was a nightmare’

A Facebook moderator has for the first time given evidence revealing the mental toll of the job, to a parliamentary committee. The Irish parliament heard how moderators ...

Government lays out plans to protect users online

Getty Images Social media firms will have to remove harmful content quickly or potentially face multi-billion-pound fines under new legislation. The government’s Online ...

NHS app ready to become vaccine passport next week

Getty Images England’s NHS app will be available to use as a vaccine passport from Monday, the government has said – but only for those who have had both doses of ...