Family doctors are concerned that the “total confidentiality” of GP consultations could be under threat from a major NHS data scheme which will see confidential patient records stored in a national database.
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Thursday 23 January 2014
The immoral use of fake online job ads by some agencies luring graduates into handing over their CVs is becoming more common
Damning report on Police Federation: Personal attacks on Andrew Mitchell and Theresa May condemned in review set up after 'plebgate' affair
Monday 20 January 2014
'We heard of a growing disillusion with the lack of professionalism of some representatives' says report
Police to be issued with new scanners which can instantly call up motorists' licences in road-side checks
Friday 17 January 2014
Rules that grant stopped motorists seven days to present their driving licence at a police station will be swept away under plans to issue officers with hand-held machines that will instantly call up licences.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Cases of gout in the UK have “soared” since the beginning of the 21st century, doctors have said, amid warnings that a condition traditionally labelled “the disease of kings” now afflict one in every 40 people – with the most incidences among the poor.
Monday 13 January 2014
Algorithims created by examining 'facial memorability' database could be used to improve your chances in a job application
Thursday 09 January 2014
Software for Google Glass culls information from social media profiles, dating sites, and criminal registries - plans for a smartphone app are in the works
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Scientists discover link between downturns and an increase in frequency of words of 'emotional malaise'
Friday 27 December 2013
That risqué Snapchat photo that you thought would self-destruct after 10 seconds could still come back to haunt you.
NSA told to dump phone records by Obama review board: Sweeping reforms aimed at restoring public trust in US security agency
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Currently, the NSA holds for five years phone records gathered daily from US phone companies
Wednesday 11 December 2013
The Uruguayan Senate voted on a government-sponsored bill legalizing the production and sale of marijuana. The bill has already been approved by the Chamber of Deputies and parliament's upper house, and makes Uruguay the first country in the world to regulate the cultivation and distribution of the soft drug.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
New game takes inspiration from your old statuses – and was invented ‘just for fun’ at a US hacking summit
Cloudy with a chance of finding new cures for cancer: CanSAR database adapts weather forecasting computer programs
Monday 11 November 2013
The world’s largest cancer database, which will use computer programs similar to those that forecast the weather to process millions of experimental results in seconds, has been launched by British scientists. The technological breakthrough has the potential to revolutionise the search for cancer cures.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Lawyers argued that the request by police infringed his human rights
Sunday 15 September 2013
New database aims to offer runaways more protection
Friday 13 September 2013
The next-generation of 'intelligent personal assistants' will step even closer to sci-fi's vision of artificial intelligent, but will this be in name only?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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