Frisky badgers force closure of Suffolk road

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Frisky badgers force closure of Suffolk roadSuffolk County Council was alerted to reports that Flowton Road in Somersham was beginning to sink “due to animal activity”.  Upon investigation by the council’s ecology team, it discovered evidence of a badger sett, and was forced to implement an emergency road closure. The road is likely to remain […]

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Information Commissioner awaits warrant to search Cambridge Analytica offices

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Information Commissioner awaits warrant to search Cambridge Analytica officesThe team of investigators poised to seize records from a consultancy firm accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the 2016 US election in favour of Donald Trump has still not obtained a warrant to carry out its probe. The Information Commissioner’s […]

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10TB data-storage medium lasts for 600 years

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10TB data-storage medium lasts for 600 yearsThe technology could offer a more cost-efficient and sustainable solution to long-term data storage than current solutions allow. The data is stored in a novel nanoplasmonic hybrid-glass matrix that is different to the conventional materials used in optical discs. Glass is a highly durable material that can last up […]

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EU proposes digital tax to put an end to big tech tax avoidance

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EU proposes digital tax to put an end to big tech tax avoidanceThe tax will affect only the largest companies; those making more than €750m annually, with taxable EU revenues of at least €50m. According to the Commission, these leading digital companies – with average revenue growth of 14 per cent – currently face an […]

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US grants $100m for driverless car research days after Uber death in Arizona

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US grants $100m for driverless car research days after Uber death in ArizonaThe new funding includes $60m for grants “to fund demonstration projects that test the feasibility and safety” of self-driving vehicles, the spending agreement said. The announcement comes after a video of a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber on Sunday night suggests the […]

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Climate activists cheer as decommissioned power station’s chimney is blown up

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Climate activists cheer as decommissioned power station’s chimney is blown upThe chimney of a decommissioned coal-fired power station was today blown up in a controlled explosion that was welcomed by climate campaigners as symbolic of a growing rejection of the most polluting sources of power. The 656ft chimney at the Kingsnorth Power Station in Hoo, Kent, […]

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View from Washington: In defence of Facebook – Zuckerberg finally speaks out

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View from Washington: In defence of Facebook – Zuckerberg finally speaks outFacebook’s beleaguered CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally responded to the Cambridge Analytica (CA) scandal on Wednesday (March 21), via a post on the site and interviews with CNN, Wired, Recode and The New York Times. The reviews have been mixed, though Zuckerberg probably has bought […]

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