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'Emergency staff failed my suicidal brother'

'Emergency staff failed my suicidal brother'

Health
When Joshua Knox-Hooke arrived at his local A&E department by ambulance after cutting his wrists, he was agitated and told staff he wanted to die - despite this, he was allowed to walk out of the hospital. For a month no-one knew where he was, until his body was found in a local reservoir. He had drowned. Stories like his are the starting point for a report which concludes that too many people are failing to get the help they need when they arrive at emergency departments in a mental health crisis. "I know it is a very busy place," says Joshua's brother Jacob, "but I still think if someone was presenting as my brother was, with visible cuts to himself, acting in a slightly agitated manner and also verbally saying he wanted to...
US, Russian astronauts safe after failed launch

US, Russian astronauts safe after failed launch

Technology
The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another blow to the troubled Russian space program that currently serves as the only way to deliver astronauts to the orbiting outpost. It also was the first such accident for Russia's manned program in over three decades. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin had a brief period of weightlessness when the capsule separated from the malfunctioning Soyuz rocket at an altitude of about 50 kilometers (31 miles), then endured gravitational forces of 6-7 times m...
Sky Bet failed to protect vulnerable customers, says watchdog

Sky Bet failed to protect vulnerable customers, says watchdog

Business
Sky Bet is to pay £1m for "failing to protect vulnerable customers", the Gambling Commission has said.It did not stop problem gamblers even after they had asked to be banned from its websites, the watchdog said.Sky Bet chief executive Richard Flint said the firm accepted that it "needed to do more" to stop self-excluded gamblers from opening duplicate accounts.He added that Sky Bet had tried to return the money that was gambled.People who feel they are having trouble controlling their gambling can ask betting firms to refuse their service.But 736 self-excluded Sky Bet customers were able to open and use duplicate accounts, the Gambling Commission said.In addition, about 50,000 people who had excluded themselves received marketing emails, texts or push notifications through a mobile app. An
YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePart of YouTube's system for reporting sexualised comments left on children's videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators.They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos.A BBC Trending investigation has discovered a flaw in a tool that enables the public to report abuse. But YouTube says it reviews the "vast majority" of reports within 24 hours. It says it has no technical problems in its reporting mechanism and that it takes child abuse extremely seriously. On Wednesday, the company announced new measures to protect children on the site.User reportsYouTube is the world's largest video-sharing site. In addition to algorithms that can automatically block ille...
FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

Technology
Agents at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been unable to extract data from nearly 7,000 mobile devices they have tried to access, the agency's director has said.Christopher Wray said encryption on devices was "a huge, huge problem" for FBI investigations.The agency had failed to access more than half of the devices it targeted in an 11-month period, he said.One cyber-security expert said such encryption was now a "fact of life".Many smartphones encrypt their contents when locked, as standard - a security feature that often prevents even the phones' manufacturers from accessing data.Such encryption is different to end-to-end encryption, which prevents interception of communications on a large scale.Cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward at the University of Surrey said d...