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Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

Image copyright Getty Images Institutions that fail to report the results of their drug and medical trials will be named on a new website. Trials Tracker logs which clinical trials have missed deadlines for reporting their results in the US. Some pharmaceutical organisations have been accused of burying unfavourable drug …

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'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“He was laughing”: Three women tell the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire about their experience of upskirting “Upskirting” should be made a specific sexual offence, after police data showed a 10-year-old girl was among those targeted, campaigners say. Secretly photographing underneath a skirt is …

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Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Classified Pentagon data was left exposed for years on a publicly accessible server Security researchers have posted “friendly warnings” to users of Amazon’s cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public, the BBC has learned. The BBC found almost 50 warnings …

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Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatthew Falder: Paedophile with ‘rap sheet from hell’ A “warped and sadistic” paedophile who blackmailed victims and shared abuse tips and images on the dark web has been jailed for 32 years. Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder, 29, admitted 137 charges – including …

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Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Getty Images sells photographers’ work Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of …

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Church of England has the third-largest rural estate in the country Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England. The government has committed to achieving …

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Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a call for Women Only Uber Pool cars in London Uber and other ride-sharing apps have been urged to offer women-only cars in London by the transport authority. The suggestion is outlined in a policy statement issued by Transport for London (TfL). …

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Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium. The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people who did not use Facebook. The court ruled the data was gathered illegally. Belgium’s privacy watchdog …

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Humble origins

Image copyright Maddy Savage Image caption Are, with a population of just 5,000, has become a Swedish start-up hub Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, yet has a business culture that discourages bragging about its success. So is this humility a help or a hindrance …

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