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What should happen to our online selves after we die?

What should happen to our online selves after we die?

Technology
By Katerina Vittozzi, news correspondent Almost one in four people say they would support having a "data death" soon after their physical death, according to new research.LifeSearch found that 24% of people would want their social media and email accounts automatically deleted, instead of leaving it to their relatives to have to go through their data and close down their accounts. But it also found the vast majority of people, 92%, had never discussed what they want to happen with their online data after they die.LifeSearch spokesperson Emma Walker said: "With our online presence increasingly a part of everyday life, it's important that we consider what will happen to our social media profiles, email accounts and the thousands of photos, videos and mem...
Neil Woodford fund should waive fees, MP says

Neil Woodford fund should waive fees, MP says

Business
Investors in the Woodford Equity Income Fund should not be charged fees while trading in the fund is suspended, the chair of the Treasury Committee says.Nicky Morgan also said the committee would raise the issue with regulators.High-profile stockpicker Neil Woodford stopped money going in or out of his fund on Monday after increasing numbers of investors wanted their money back.Bank of England governor Mark Carney has also warned about investments in assets that are difficult to redeem.'We trusted Neil Woodford with our money' Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan said that investors in the Woodford Fund had been "locked out of accessing their cash" but that it had been ...
‘Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight’

‘Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight’

Health
Making an appointment for breast and cervical cancer screening should be as simple as booking a plane ticket online, says the man behind an overhaul of the current system in England.Prof Sir Mike Richards said text reminders and out-of-hours appointments were also a good idea.Cervical screening or smear-test rates are at their lowest for a decade.His interim report calls for technology to be used to stop the decline so more lives can be saved.There are three national cancer screening programmes in England: Cervical screening - offered to women aged 25 to 64, every three years for women aged up to 49 and every five years from 50 to 64 Breast screening - offered to women aged 50 to 70, with women over 70 able to self-refer for scre...
Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps

Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps

Science
Scientists have put together a map of the UK's wasp population, showing the distribution of key species.Data recorded by volunteers gives an insight into where wasps are living in the nation's grasslands, woodlands and towns.The researchers say wasps are a much maligned insect, which deserve more attention.Rather than being "bothersome and pointless", they are in fact beneficial insects, keeping other pests in check.Dr Seirian Sumner of University College London said wasps are nature's pest controllers and a world without wasps would mean that we would have to use a lot more pesticides to control the other insects that we dislike and find annoying."They're the maligned insect of the insect world - they're viewed as the gangsters, " she told the BBC. "Whe...