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post 17 October 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Whisper it quietly: who can you trust online?

The reason so many online services are free is because they are selling your data out the back door: to advertising agencies or, in the case of Whisper, to websites like Buzzfeed.

post 17 October 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology How your desk is a jackpot for spies...

The humble desk has a double life. On the one hand it is home to coffee rings and chewed biros. On the other, it is a window spies can use to access your private information. So how safe are you?

post 13 October 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Snapchat: what your kids need to know

The leaking of thousands of Snapchat users' photos online gives parents a valuable opportunity to talk to their kids about privacy.

article 11 October 2014 UK
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What a 'national exercise' to tackle Ebola looks like

Eight hours, volunteer actors in Newcastle and Hillingdon, a shopping centre, several ministers and wardrobes full of protective clothing - a test-run of how the UK would cope with an Ebola case.

post 10 October 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog On the front line of Britain's response to Ebola

Porton Down is where blood samples from suspected UK Ebola cases are sent - and the lab staff are the busiest they've ever been.

article 08 October 2014 UK
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Ebola patient Thomas Duncan dies in the US

The first person diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa, Thomas Duncan, dies at a Dallas hospital, as the British government announces it is sending 750 military personnel to west Africa.

article 08 October 2014 World
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Total lunar eclipse: the blood moon is back

A total lunar eclipse, known as a blood moon, occupies skies across the world for a second time this year.

article 08 October 2014 UK
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Mental health pledge welcomed, but when will it help teens?

A government pledge to improve access to mental health treatments by bringing in targets is widely welcomed. But it falls short when it comes to talking therapies for teens and children, say experts.

article 04 October 2014 World
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Photo of 'amazing' first womb transplant baby

Doctors in Sweden tell of the "breathtaking" procedure which led to the world's first baby born to a woman who had received a womb transplant.