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Artificial pancreas is ‘life-changing’ for very young children, experts say

An artificial pancreas created by the University of Cambridge has proven “life-changing” for very young children with Type 1 diabetes, experts say. The device is more effective at managing blood sugar levels than current technology and does not require as much input from parents, according to a study published in the New England Journal of […]

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UK Royal Society: Content removal alone will not halt internet misinformation

Removing harmful scientific misinformation from the internet is not a viable solution for eradicating the issue, a report by the Royal Society has warned. The UK’s national academy of science has said governments and online platforms must invest in fact-checking and improving digital literacy rather than censorship, which it warns could drive it to harder-to-address […]

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Pfizer boss Albert Bourla wins Genesis Prize for vaccine development

Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc, was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. The one million US dollar award is granted each year to a person for their professional achievements, contributions to humanity and commitment to Jewish values. The […]

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Encryption service ‘linked to cyber attacks’ taken down in international sting

An encryption service used by cyber attackers to remain anonymous online has been shut down in an international operation involving the UK National Crime Agency. Fifteen server infrastructures were shut down on Monday in an operation led by German police to take down LabVPN. The NCA said that the network was used by criminals connected […]

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Legal action against Facebook seeks compensation for 44 million UK users

A multibillion-pound legal claim has been launched against Facebook in the UK, which, if successful could see more than 44 million people compensated over “unfair” terms and conditions being imposed on users. Competition law expert Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen has launched the class-action lawsuit against Facebook’s parent firm, Meta, at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, accusing […]

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