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NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google’s rules

NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google’s rules

Technology
PA MediaAn update to England and Wales's contact tracing app has been blocked for breaking the terms of an agreement made with Apple and Google.The plan had been to ask users to upload logs of venue check-ins - carried out via poster barcode scans - if they tested positive for the virus. This could be used to warn others.The update had been timed to coincide with the relaxation of lockdown rules.But the two firms had explicitly banned such a function from the start.Under the terms that all health authorities signed up to in order to use Apple and Google's privacy-centric contact-tracing tech, they had to agree not to collect any location data via the software. As a result, Apple and Google refused to make the update available for download from their app stores last week, and have instead k...
Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first man went into space

Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first man went into space

Science
Sixty years ago, a man went into space for the very first time. For the USSR, Yuri Gagarin’s single orbit of the Earth was a huge achievement and propaganda coup. There will be celebrations across Russia to mark the anniversary. Our Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg reports on the day a new Russian hero was born, and meets the little girl who witnessed it.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
Famous birthdays for April 12: Shannen Doherty, Ed O’Neill

Famous birthdays for April 12: Shannen Doherty, Ed O’Neill

Entertainment
April 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include: Advertisement -- U.S. statesman Henry Clay in 1777 -- Opera singer Lily Pons in 1898 -- Author Beverly Cleary in 1916 -- Actor/dancer Ann Miller in 1923 -- Singer Tiny Tim in 1932 -- Jazz keyboard player Herbie Hancock in 1940 (age 81) -- Former South African President Jacob Zuma in 1942 (age 79) -- Actor Ed O'Neill in 1946 (age 75) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Author Tom Clancy in 1947 -- Entertainer David Letterman in 1947 (age 74) -- Actor Dan Lauria in 1947 (age 74) -- Writer Scott Turow in 1949 (age 72) -- Actor/singer David Cassidy in 1950 -- Musician Pat Travers in 1954 (age 67) -- Writer Jon K...
Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama claims one-shot victory at Augusta National

Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama claims one-shot victory at Augusta National

Sports
-10 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -9 W Zalatoris (US); -7 J Spieth (US), X Schauffele (US); -6 J Rahm (Spa), M Leishman (Aus); -5 J Rose (Eng); -4 P Reed (US), C Conners (Can)Selected others: -2 R MacIntyre (Sco); -1 T Hatton (Eng); Level S Lowry (Ire); +1 P Casey (Eng), I Poulter (Eng); +2 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), M Wallace (Eng); +5 B DeChambeau (US)Hideki Matsuyama held off the field to win the Masters by one stroke at Augusta National and become the first Japanese man to claim a major title.Matsuyama had a four-shot lead heading into the final day and, despite some nervy moments on Sunday, shot a one-over 73 to win on 10 under par.American debutant Will Zalatoris was his closest challenger on nine under.England's Justin Rose, who led for two rounds, faded in the final 18 holes with a two-over 74 to e...
Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

World
April 12 (UPI) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday accused Israel of being responsible for causing the blackout a day earlier at the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran, vowing Tehran will take retaliatory measures, according to state-run media. Zarif made the comments before lawmakers during a national security and foreign policy commission, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Advertisement On Sunday, Iranian officials said an electrical circuit issue had caused a power outage at the Natanz site, with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, describing the incident as an act of "nuclear terrorism." No casualties or contamination were reported, officials said. Zarif told the lawmakers that Iran's response will be to further advance its nuclear ...