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Data row: Facebook’s Zuckerberg will not appear before MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Zuckerberg apologised for a “breach of trust” Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to appear before MPs is “astonishing”, said the committee chairman who invited him to attend. Damian Collins, the head a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, urged Mr Zuckerberg to “think again”. Facebook and data analytics […]

Manchester attack fire crews ‘sent away from arena blast’

Image copyright Various Image caption Twenty-two people were killed in the blast on 22 May Firefighters who heard the Manchester Arena bomb go off were sent away from the scene despite a paramedic arriving within 11 minutes, a report says. Fire crews “stuck to the rules” for a suspected active terrorist but it was “fortuitous” […]

Brexit: UK firms ‘fearful’ for future migration system

Image copyright Getty Images UK employers are “fearful” about what a future migration system will be like after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new report. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) said businesses are concerned about their ability to recruit workers from the EU after Britain leaves the EU. UK employers also see […]

Data row: Facebook’s Zuckerberg will not appear before MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg apologised for a “breach of trust” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he will not appear before MPs investigating fake news, but will send one of his senior executives instead. The tech giant and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the centre of a dispute over […]

Corrie Mckeague: Evidence ‘manipulated’, mother claims

Image caption The missing airman’s mother Nicola Urquhart told interviewer Tina Daheley she still had questions over the case Evidence in the inquiry into missing airman Corrie Mckeague was manipulated, his mother has claimed. Nicola Urquhart believes there was “inconsistency” over raw data on the weight of a bin load taken to landfill in the […]

Gambling watchdog considers credit card ban

Image copyright PA The Gambling Commission is considering banning the use of credit cards in online betting. The regulator’s report into how to make online gambling safer said consumers “should not gamble with money that they do not have”. Betting operators have suggested credit cards are used for between 10% and 20% of deposits online. […]

Spy poisoning: Australian PM condemns Russian ‘recklessness’ in UK

Image copyright EPA Image caption “This is about the actions of the Russian government” says PM Turnbull Australia has become the latest country to expel Russian diplomats as part of a global response to the poisoning of a Russian spy in the UK. PM Malcolm Turnbull said “the brazen attack in Salisbury was an attack […]

Police ‘should need warrant’ to download phone data

Image caption Millie Graham-Wood says there is “no limit on the volume of data” police can obtain Police officers should be prevented from accessing people’s personal mobile phone data without a search warrant, a privacy campaign group has said. At least 26 police forces in England and Wales have begun using new technology to extract […]

Madeleine McCann: Police granted more funds for search

Image copyright PA Image caption Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal in 2007 Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been granted more money to continue the search. More than £11m has been spent on the Metropolitan Police inquiry, known as Operation Grange, but funding was due to run out at the end of the […]

Volvo Ocean Race yachtsman John Fisher rescue hope ‘diminishes’

Image copyright Volvo Ocean Race S.L.U. Image caption John Fisher, 47, from Southampton, was washed overboard 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn Hopes of finding a yachtsman who fell overboard during a round-the-world race in the Atlantic Ocean are “diminishing”, organisers say. John Fisher, 47, from Southampton, fell from Team Sun Hung Kai’s Scallywag yacht […]