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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.

Take peaceful protesters off police extremism database, lawyers tell court

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.

Ministry of Justice seeks bids to protect it from cyber attacks

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.

'White hat' hacker discovers names of 'anonymous' volunteers of genome study in security drill

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.

Beyoncé's back - and her GQ interview is equal parts impressive and spooky

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".

In the case of Baby P, different doctors, social workers and other authorities failed to join up the toddler's history to spot there was serious abuse

It's good to have child accidents on record

A new system would ensure that a child's medical history was available to all doctors

175 foreign criminals deported under new UKBA crackdown

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.

Diamond girl: Marilyn Monroe and a girl’s best friend

Because you're worth it! Don't be shy! You'll get a better gift if you make a fuss

Memo to all women: Men spend more on their partners if they are told what to buy, says a new study

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It's official: Lionel Messi DOESN'T hold the goal scoring record

Fifa refuse to ratify Lionel Messi's goalscoring record amid challenges from Brazil and Zambia

ASA crackdown on Indian firm over misleading PPI claim texts

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

Patel and Piotrowski are now more common surnames in the UK than Pauncefoot, new research shows.

MRSA outbreak at Cambridge's Rosie Hospital halted by new DNA profiling technology

A bug-busting “black box” is being developed that can rapidly identify the source of hospital infections and help staff to stop them spreading.

Police launch mugshots database to catch criminals who move around the country

Detectives say face-matching technology is a 'game changer', but doubts remain on what data should be held

Television: Death to made-up spy software!

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.

Hurricane Sandy: Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed, Gizmodo all down because of storm

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.

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was detained as the result of a sting operation after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be a bomb in New York

State Department granted New York terror plotter a student Visa

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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