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Apple health data used in murder trial

Apple health data used in murder trial

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Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder.Apple's Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models.Data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up, police said.The accused - Hussein K - has admitted his guilt but disputed some details.The 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger was murdered in October 2016 and the trial - at the district court in Freiburg - started in September.Ms Ladenburger was raped and drowned in the River Dresiam.The suspect - identified by a hair found at the scene of the crime - refused to provide police with the PIN code to his phone so investigating officers tu...
Government names trial areas for 'full fibre' broadband

Government names trial areas for 'full fibre' broadband

Business
Six areas in the UK will soon be trying out broadband technology that provides data at speeds approaching one gigabit per second (gbps).Businesses, schools and hospitals will be the first to try out the "full fibre" network technology.The pilots will be run in Aberdeenshire, West Sussex, Coventry and Warwickshire, Bristol, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.The government will spend about £10m getting the pilots up and running.Speeding up The technology involved is known as full-fibre because it takes high-speed cables directly to premises. By contrast, much of the existing fibre services in the UK connect the fast cables to roadside cabinets and then rely on older, slower copper for the final link to homes and other buildings.Currently full-fibre networks are only available to about 2%
Taylor Swift's mum takes stand at groping trial: 'I wanted to vomit and cry'

Taylor Swift's mum takes stand at groping trial: 'I wanted to vomit and cry'

Entertainment
Taylor Swift's mum made an emotional appearance in court, as she testified about the moment she learned the star had been groped backstage at a concert."I went into the dressing room and I saw her face," Andrea Swift told jurors in Denver. "I could see that there was something horribly wrong. "She said, 'Mom, a guy just grabbed my ass,'" she continued. "I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time."Swift is suing radio DJ David Mueller over the incident, which he denies.Taylor Swift 'certain' she was gropedTaylor Swift trial: What you need to knowThe alleged assault occurred in 2013, during a Denver stopover on Taylor Swift's Red tour. Mueller, then a host on the top-rated radio station KYGO, had been invited to meet the star before the show. As they posed for a photo, Swift claims, "he put ...
Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Technology
A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK's Information Commission (ICO) has ruled.The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data handed over during trials of a novel way to detect kidney injuries.Among other failings, the ICO said the hospital did not tell patients enough about the way their data was used.The trust said it would tackle "shortcomings" in its data-handling.Privacy impactDetails on about 1.6 million patients was provided to Google's DeepMind division during the early stages of the medical trial last year. The information was used to develop and refine an alert, diagnosis and detection system that can spot when patients are at risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI). The result of the trial...