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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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Police forces should no longer be allowed to store the personal information of peaceful protesters on a domestic extremism database if they are not linked to any crimes, a court heard today.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Big name companies in the field of cyber-security are eyeing a £100m-plus contract to protect the Ministry of Justice's IT systems from hackers and computer viruses.
Thursday 17 January 2013
A former "white hat" hacker hired by banks to test their computer security has been able to discover the names of individuals who volunteered to take part in genome studies on the condition of anonymity.
Friday 11 January 2013
Beyoncé fans, assume the position - the next month or two sees the Queen of Pop's return from motherhood to mega-primetime. In preparation, she's been speaking to GQ. And - drumroll - the takeaway here, at least according to Gawker, is... "Beyonce is Fucking Crazy and Exactly as You Imagine Her".
Sunday 30 December 2012
A new system would ensure that a child's medical history was available to all doctors
Friday 28 December 2012
More than 175 foreign criminals have been deported under a new crackdown, including a violent sex offender and an Indian man who attempted to defraud department store Harrods.
Sunday 23 December 2012
Memo to all women: Men spend more on their partners if they are told what to buy, says a new study
Friday 14 December 2012
Fifa refuse to ratify Lionel Messi's goalscoring record amid challenges from Brazil and Zambia
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Claims-management companies which bombard people with payment protection insurance (PPI) and accident texts have been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
From Pauncefoot to Patel and Piotrowski: Traditional surnames are becoming extinct because of immigration, research shows
Sunday 18 November 2012
Patel and Piotrowski are now more common surnames in the UK than Pauncefoot, new research shows.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A bug-busting “black box” is being developed that can rapidly identify the source of hospital infections and help staff to stop them spreading.
Monday 12 November 2012
Detectives say face-matching technology is a 'game changer', but doubts remain on what data should be held
Friday 09 November 2012
Secret State was Channel 4's pitch for a classy conspiracy thriller to match the BBC's brilliant State of Play, which was broadcast almost a decade ago. There are many reasons why it fell short but the most grating one for me was its use of that laziest of television tropes: the computer screen that looks nothing like a computer screen.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Internet users wanting to check news of Hurricane Sandy on the Huffington Post this morning were met with blank screens - as the tropical storm took down servers across New Jersey and New York City.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Last December, the State Department issued a student visa to the Bangladeshi man arrested this week for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb, the State Department confirmed this week.
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