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Your money or your files: the growing threat of ransomware

Ransomware – whereby phishers lock data-access and blackmail the owners into paying for the key – is the new internet plague coming from the US. But since the criminals’ transactions are untraceable, what is the remedy? Seung Lee reports

Government launches 'Verify' scheme to check online identities

In Matthew Blakstad's debut novel Sockpuppet, the Government sets up a digital identity system that suffers a catastrophic failure of trust. Now a real-life version of the system, Verify, has been launched – and those behind it will be hoping that truth is a little more straightforward than fiction

How to manage menstruation with an app

Women hate prissiness about periods. A whole new lexicon is developing for that time of the month, along with apps to manage it. Chloë Hamilton wears her red badge with pride