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Priti Patel: Facebook encryption plan ‘must not hamper child protection’

By David MolloyTechnology reporterFacebook's plans to roll out encryption across its messaging services could jeopardise ongoing work to combat child abuse, the Home Secretary has warned.Such encryption means only the sender and recipient can read messages. "We cannot allow a situation where law enforcement's ability to tackle abhorrent criminal acts and protect victims is severely…
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Amazon: How one cancer patient's story helps explain the Alabama union vote

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporterCarla Johnson turned 45 on Tuesday, a milestone she thought she might not reach. On 12 July, she walked up to a manager at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, and said she felt unwell. Shortly afterwards, she had a seizure on the floor. She was rushed to hospital and…
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Low-deposit mortgage scheme launched

By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent, BBC NewsHigh Street lenders are now starting to offer mortgages to borrowers offering a deposit of just 5% under a new government guarantee scheme.The policy, announced in the Budget, is designed to help more first-time buyers secure a home.But the launch comes as average house prices in the UK continue…
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Super League: Why are football's biggest clubs starting a new tournament?

image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionLionel Messi of Barcelona in action against Real MadridSome of the world's biggest football clubs have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL) that will rival the current Champions League competition, one of the biggest club tournaments in world football. While the new ESL won't replace domestic leagues like England's…
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Facebook: Our staff can carry on working from home after Covid

By Nina NanjiBusiness reporterimage copyrightFacebookimage captionMany people have had to juggle working from home with childcare during the pandemic.Facebook says its employees can continue working from home, even as other tech giants appear to be going off the idea.The social media company told the BBC it thinks remote work is "the future".People in eligible roles…
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Reopening: Prime minister 'must stick' to indoor dining dates

image copyrightGetty ImagesThe UK's biggest hospitality firms have signed a letter urging the prime minister to "stick" with England's roadmap to reopen the economy.The letter in the Sunday Telegraph, signed by 38 bosses, said two-thirds of venues "couldn't open outdoors from 12 April, and none is breaking even".Signatories urged the government to allow indoor dining…