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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...
Covid: UK vaccine rollout ‘breaking link’ between infections and death

Covid: UK vaccine rollout ‘breaking link’ between infections and death

Health
Getty ImagesIncreasingly strong evidence shows that the UK's vaccination programme is breaking the link between Covid-19 cases and deaths, scientists tracking the epidemic have said. A study found infections had fallen by roughly two-thirds since February, before beginning to level off.This is probably because people are beginning to mix more - but deaths have not followed the same pattern.This was not the case before January, when the vaccine rollout began. The research, commissioned by the government and run by Imperial College London, is based on swabs taken from 140,000 people selected to represent England's population.Of that group, who were tested for the virus between 11 and 30 March, 227 had a positive result, giving a rate of 0.2%, or one in 500 people.But in people over the age o...
Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

Business
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How Conor McGregor’s relationship with Dana White deteriorated from the Khabib bus incident, to UFC 229 brawl and breaking ‘man code’

How Conor McGregor’s relationship with Dana White deteriorated from the Khabib bus incident, to UFC 229 brawl and breaking ‘man code’

Sports
In the aftermath of Israel Adesanya’s stunning knockout of Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Fight Island, President Dana White will have allowed himself a wry smile. After watching another successful main event in Abu Dhabi, with a world champion cementing himself as a superstar, White had every reason to be optimistic. Yet the 51-year-old’s face contorted into an uncomfortable grimace when one of the first questions posed to him at the press conference was about a retired fighter more than 3,500 miles away in Ireland. 2020 Josh Hedges Questions about McGregor have become the norm for White Conor McGregor was once again the main topic of conversation amongst members of the media in the United Arab Emirates after ‘The Notorious’ released screenshots of Insta...
Rita Ora ‘sorry’ for breaking lockdown rules to attend birthday party

Rita Ora ‘sorry’ for breaking lockdown rules to attend birthday party

Entertainment
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