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TikTok picks Oracle over Microsoft as preferred US buyer

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TikTok hits 100 million users in Europe

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Tony Hawk fans recreate skateboard video game in real life

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Scheme to bring ultrafast broadband to rural areas gets £22m funding boost

The NHS Covid-19 will launch across England and Wales on September 24, with pubs, restaurants and other businesses urged to have QR codes ready for customers to check in (Scott D’Arcy/PA)

QR codes and posters: How does the new NHS contact tracing app work?

Restaurants and other businesses are being urged to download posters in readiness for the NHS Covid-19 app's launch on September 24

NHS tracing app to launch in England and Wales later this month

Zoom adds two-factor authentication

Zoom adds two-factor authentication in latest security update

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Travel firms ‘failed to learn lessons’ from cyberattacks, Which? report claims

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Cyberflashing and ‘pile on’ harassment targeted in online law reform proposals

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Russian group blamed for hacking Democrats in 2016 ‘attempting new intrusions’

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Twitter says it will label or remove misleading election posts

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‘Significant uncertainty’ over Facebook’s transfer of data on EU users to US

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Nuclear plant robots and batteries for electric planes get Government funding

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Samaritans launches guidelines for tech firms on managing suicide content

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Cybersecurity funding and training offered to smaller healthcare firms

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November release date and pricing confirmed for next-generation Xbox consoles

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Children as young as six ‘regularly decide for themselves what content to watch’

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Plan to make UK ‘global champion of data’ unveiled