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Lockdown offers no escape from the tyranny of socialising | Joel Golby1h 33m Lockdown offers no escape from the tyranny of socialising | Joel Golby
As the British people fire up their laptops for virtual hangouts, some obvious personality types have already emerged It’s hard to tell what day of the lockdown we’re on, but it’s clear that society is in a fascinating moment right now, due to the torrent of
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Facebook, Google and Twitter Struggle to Handle November’s Election2h Updated Facebook, Google and Twitter Struggle to Handle November’s Election
After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the tech giants are careening from crisis to crisis as their foes change tactics.
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Fake news in the time of coronavirus: how big is the threat? | Hugo Mercier2h Fake news in the time of coronavirus: how big is the threat? | Hugo Mercier
People assume that we’re vulnerable to false information. But even in times of crisis, common sense usually prevails
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3h Coronavirus: Tech firm Bloom Energy fixes broken US ventilators
The 170 repaired machines had been in storage since the H5N1 bird flu outbreak of the mid-2000s.
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3h Coronavirus: Start-ups use Zoom app to lay off staff
Two California-based start-ups confirm they have used the conference-call app to lay off staff.
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New MI5 chief named as spy who led Skripal poisoning response4h New MI5 chief named as spy who led Skripal poisoning response
A spy who led the response to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury has been named as the new head of MI5.
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Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus4h Updated Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus
With grants and marketing spending, the social media giant hopes to support outlets doing essential local reporting but struggling with a drop in advertising.
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F1 team helps build new UK breathing aid for Covid-19 patients5h Updated F1 team helps build new UK breathing aid for Covid-19 patients
Device developed in 10 days by medics and engineers will help avoid need for full ventilation
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6h Coronavirus: What are ventilators and why are they important?
The lives of some Covid-19 patients may depend upon medical ventilators - here are the basics of how they work.
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7h Coronavirus: UK broadband data caps removed during pandemic
Coronavirus pandemic prompts removal of UK broadband data caps on fixed-line connections.
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Mercedes helps make coronavirus breathing aid as F1 joins ventilators effort8h Mercedes helps make coronavirus breathing aid as F1 joins ventilators effort
The Mercedes F1 team has helped develop a breathing aid to keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care, with a host of other rival teams having pitched in to provide UK hospitals with thousands of extra ventilators.
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16h Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid
Thousands of the devices, which deliver oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator, could be made.
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17h Coronavirus: Fake news crackdown by UK government
A rapid response unit is working with social media firms to take down misleading or harmful content.
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Bosses speed up automation as virus keeps workers home17h Bosses speed up automation as virus keeps workers home
Livelihoods at risk as EY finds 41% of employers globally prepare for after the crisis
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How Russia’s Troll Farm Is Changing Tactics Before the Fall Election22h How Russia’s Troll Farm Is Changing Tactics Before the Fall Election
The Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency, which interfered in the 2016 election, is using different methods to hide itself better.
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25h Manufacturers cast doubt on ventilator target
Engineering firms say the UK may not have all the ventilators it needs when virus infections peak.
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25h Updated Coronavirus: YouTube stars urge fans to stay at home
More than 100 YouTubers appear in a video message encouraging people to stay at home.
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James McAvoy donates £275,000 to NHS medics’ PPE crowdfunding appeal30h James McAvoy donates £275,000 to NHS medics’ PPE crowdfunding appeal
Actor’s donation takes total raised to over £400,000 for purchase of masks, visors and gloves
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The best chat apps for your coronavirus quarantine – ranked!30h The best chat apps for your coronavirus quarantine – ranked!
Group video platforms are making a heroic rise from last resort to daily routine as people stay indoors. We tried five of the most popular ones out there
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Amid our fear, we’re rediscovering utopian hopes of a connected world32h Amid our fear, we’re rediscovering utopian hopes of a connected world
The coronavirus blitz spirit has shone a light on networks that make us stronger – the NHS, the BBC and the internet itself If this is the worst of times, it is also the best of times. In our anxiety we are drawing deep reserves of strength from others. In our isolation we are rediscovering community. In our confusion we are rethinking whom we trust. In our fragmentation we are rediscovering the value of institutions. To each their own narrative or metaphor. If this feels like the blitz spirit to you, all well and good. Others find it helps to imagine a world recast through virtual networks.
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