NHS Covid app in England now able to log all test results after flaw fixed | World news

People tested for Covid-19 in NHS hospitals and Public Health England labs were unable to share their results with the NHS’s contact-tracing app in England, it has emerged. The Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday evening that the issue, which was was revealed on Friday by the Continue Reading

Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance | World news

For many, one of the silver linings of lockdown was the shift to remote working: a chance to avoid the crushing commute, supermarket meal deals and an overbearing boss breathing down your neck. But as the Covid crisis continues, and more and more employers postpone or cancel plans for a Continue Reading

Users report issues as Covid-19 app launches in England and Wales | World news

The launch of the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales has exposed problems with the programme, some of which were known about in advance, and some of which will come as a surprise to both the government and users. Although there were hundreds of thousands of downloads of the Continue Reading

Take-up of NHS contact-tracing app could be only 10% | World news

Take-up of the NHS Covid contact-tracing app being launched in England and Wales on Thursday – and once touted as key to controlling the pandemic – could be as low as 10% in some places, government sources believe. International examples show take-up rates of similar apps at between 10% and Continue Reading

Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares Donald Trump Social Media Breonna Taylor Antifa activists- Tempemail

The group gathered around the town square, waiting for the arrival of what has become a new American boogeyman: antifa. Michael Johnson and others were certain that school buses full of radical left-wing extremists from big cities were coming to Leitchfield, Kentucky, where about 50 of their neighbors had gathered Continue Reading

The old telly that brought down a Welsh village’s broadband | UK news

For 18 months, at precisely 7am every day, the broadband signal in the tiny Welsh village of Aberhosan simply vanished. Engineers were sent to the remote settlement in mid Wales, which has a population of just 400, to investigate the problem. They spent days testing connections and replacing cables until Continue Reading

‘I will be cut off’: Chinese Americans feel targeted by Trump’s WeChat order | US news- Tempemail

Chinese Americans have had their daily communications unwittingly swept into the US-China trade war, as the Trump administration threatens to ban China-based messaging platform WeChat. For many Chinese Americans WeChat is a lifeline connecting them to family and friends in China, and within Chinese American communities – one that will Continue Reading

Conspiracy theorist ordered to pay $875,000 over ‘delusional’ posts targeting Nationals MP | Australia news- Tempemail

A conspiracy theorist who accused a Nationals MP of being “a member of a secretive paedophile network” on social media has been ordered to pay $875,000 in damages, after a federal court judge labelled the claims “disgraceful and inexplicable”. Guardian Australia revealed last month that Anne Webster, a first-term federal Continue Reading

Covid scepticism behind high Bolton infection rate, says local MP | UK news- Tempemail

Covid scepticism in Bolton has led to it having the highest infection rate of coronavirus in the country, a local MP has said, as a #thinkingforyourself social media trend gains traction. With 169 cases for every 100,000 people, the Greater Manchester town has the highest rate in England and has Continue Reading

The QAnon conspiracy | World news- Tempemail

QAnon is a wide-ranging and baseless internet conspiracy theory that has been on the fringes of rightwing internet communities for years, but its visibility has exploded in recent months amid the social unrest and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. QAnon has its roots in previously established conspiracy theories, some relatively Continue Reading