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A global first links 13 of Scotland’s Unesco cities and sites in a digital trail

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Long renowned as the birthplace of literary heroes and authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Muriel Spark, Edinburgh is one of 13 sites in Scotland recognised by Unesco as a place of international importance. Now the...

Digital gender gap ‘keeping women offline’ and costing billions, finds report

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A failure to ensure women have equal access to the internet has cost low-income countries $1tn (£730bn) over the past decade and could mean an additional loss of $500bn by 2025 if governments don’t take action, accord...

Ding dong, Avon now calling with ‘omni-channel’ cosmetic sales in a digital age

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Avon may soon be calling you into shops and live-streamed shopping events as well as at your front door as the cosmetics and skincare brand moves on from the doorstep into the digital age. The company, which was found...

‘Kids raised in the digital era are yearning for this’: the people making new games for old consoles

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This year, veteran video game developers Garry Kitchen and David Crane released a new game for the Atari 2600 – despite the fact that the console was discontinued some 30 years ago. And they’re not the only ones. Comp...

Russian minister complains to US about role of ‘digital giants’ in election

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The Russian foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador, John Sullivan, to complain about alleged interference by “American digital giants” in Russia’s upcoming parliamentary election. According to a ministry stat...

UK children’s digital privacy code comes into effect

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A sweeping set of regulations governing how online services should treat children’s data have been welcomed by campaigners as they come into effect. The Age Appropriate Design Code – which was written into law as part...

‘We don’t deserve this’: new app places US caregivers under digital surveillance

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For years, LeDanté Walker set aside what little extra cash he could find so no matter the issue with his health insurance coverage, his caregiver was always taken care of. Walker, who sustained a spinal cord injury wh...

Age of the cyber-attack: US struggles to curb rise of digital destabilization

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It’s been 40 years since Lisa Donnan has queued for gas. But last month the cybersecurity expert found herself joining the long lines of cars across the east coast of the US looking for fuel after the latest in a seri...

Pi’erre Bourne: The Life of Pi’erre 5 review – digital overload

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Pi’erre Bourne is the super-producer behind some of the biggest rap tracks of the past decade, including Playboi Carti’s Magnolia and 6ix9ine’s Gummo. The Life of Pi’erre 5 is Bourne’s latest attempt to resurface as s...

Digital currencies pose threat to economy, warns Bank of England

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The rise of digital currencies could lead to a flood of withdrawals from high street banks, risking financial stability and the wider economy, the Bank of England has warned. Threadneedle Street said that stablecoins ...

UK and EU investigate Facebook over unfair use of data in digital advertising

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UK and EU regulators are investigating Facebook over whether it is abusing its dominance in digital advertising. It marks the first time the regulators have coordinated on a major inquiry since Brexit, and strikes at ...

GPs urged to refuse to hand over patient details to NHS Digital

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Senior GPs have called on colleagues to refuse to hand over patients’ personal data to NHS Digital, in a move they hope will buy time to raise awareness of plans to place all medical records in England on a central da...

Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows

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Devices such as phones, laptops and flash drives are becoming increasingly central to police investigations, but the reliability of digital forensics experts’ evidence has been called into question. A study found that...

Work is where your laptop is: meet the globetrotting digital nomads

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Samantha Scott does not miss her daily commutes in London, particularly “the dread of having to wake up and get on the tube, and heading into work sweaty and flustered. I’m still waking up at 6 or 7am, but I’m able to...

Priti Patel fails to spell out cost to travellers for new digital visas

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Priti Patel has declined to say how much, if anything, travellers to the UK might need to pay for a planned new digital visa system, part of a series of sweeping changes to the immigration and asylum system outlined b...

New ID law aims to help reduce ‘digital shyness’ in Germany

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Germany’s infamously unwieldy and old-fashioned bureaucracy is to be given a welcome digital boost with a new law to make electronic identification easier and more efficient. Whether registering a new residency, a bab...

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