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WhatsApp Slams Brakes On Coronavirus Fake News

WhatsApp is joining the official fight to tackle fake news about coronavirus on social media sites. The chat app owned by Facebook wants to stop users sharing misinformation by slowing down frequently forwarded messages. To do this, WhatsApp has put a...

Huge Surge In Usage Won’t Impact Broadband

Thousands of people are being forced to work from home but will power supplies, broadband and mobile phone services cope? The response from utility firms is a resounding yes - although mobile networks are showing some signs of creaking under...

Millions Face Losing WhatsApp Messaging In Big Switch Off

Millions of users of the social media network WhatsApp face a crunch time within a few days as the app will go offline for those with old technology. Facebook - the company owning the app - plans a WhatsApp upgrade...

New App Will Stop Forgotten Signups Taking Your Money

How many times have you signed up for a trial subscription service and forgotten to cancel the payment? Everyone is guilty, but now a new app is about to offer a controversial answer to the problem of losing money through...

Flying Taxis – A Flight Of Fancy Or Reality For Commuters?

Companies are pouring millions of pounds into developing flying taxis, but is this money well spent or just a flight of fancy? The race is on to bring the first safe and reliable flying taxis to market. The prize is a...

Google’s Top Trending Searches For 2019

Google has turned up some surprises in the search engine’s annual list of global trending topics. Split into nine categories and covering millions of searches, disgraced American Football star Antonio Brown manages to top two lists. Former New England Patriots wide...

Beware Smartphone Juice Jacking, Warns LA District Attorney

Expats and tourists find public USB chargers to charge smartphones and other devices useful but charging stations may infect gadgets with malware. Public authorities providing charging stations are concerned that security developers and cybercriminals have worked out how to deliver...

Plugging Into The World’s Fastest Broadband

Britain’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to open the internet to every home in the UK by offering free superfast broadband - but who has the fastest and slowest connections? Researchers have tracked broadband speeds across more than 200...

Internet Music Service Out Of Tune With Copyright Law

The internet dilemma of who owns the rights to content has just taken a new twist with a ruling by the High Court in London. Judges were asked to determine if online radio service could broadcast music from internet services...

Password Don’t Hack It As Internet Security Any More

Online security experts have nagged us to come up with uncrackable passwords for years - only to announce that passwords are no good at keeping data safe and should be scrapped. Passwords don’t work, says the UK’s official fraud prevention...
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WhatsApp Slams Brakes On Coronavirus Fake News

WhatsApp is joining the official fight to tackle fake news about coronavirus on social media sites. The chat app owned...
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Coronavirus Popularity Boost For Leaders – But Will It Last?

The popularity of world leaders during the coronavirus crisis is going through the roof, say opinion polls British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is flying high...

Hajj Pilgrimage In Doubt Due To Coronavirus

Millions of worshippers may have to put plans for a once in a lifetime visit to Mecca for the hajj religious pilgrimage on hold...

Who Is The Body Coach Joe Wicks?

Body coach Joe Wicks has taken the world by storm with millions of bored fitness fanatics tuning into his online exercise videos. In just a...

Coronavirus Pushes Leading Economies Towards Recession

Every month of coronavirus lockdown will slash 2% in annual GDP growth of the world’s major economies, according to a new study. Many economies will...