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how has it worked for other countries, and could it really help ease UK lockdown?

Countries around the world are rushing to launch contact tracing apps to identify who an infected person has had contact with, as part of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The UK Government has announced the infrastructure was being put in place so that contact tracing could be rolled out on a large scale. “As we look ahead, this is critical to […]

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Pope calls for global solidarity over coronavirus in streamed service from empty St Peter’s Basilica

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged crematoriums and local authorities not to treat coronavirus victims ‘like cattle’ and give them a dignified burial. Mr Welby – who normally presides over a congregation of 1,500 people at Canterbury Cathedral on Easter morning – delivered his Easter service on his iPad at his London flat after the […]

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Amazon customer sent toilet plunger after ordering £299 Apple Watch

John Browne got a shock when he received a £4.39 toilet plunger in the post instead of his £299 Apple Watch (Picture: John Browne / SWNS) They say you can’t always get what you want in life, but it seems that one Amazon customer knows this more than most. John Browne was left ‘fuming’ when […]

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In Russia, an Apple app shows an annexed Crimea. In Ukraine, a tweetstorm of anguish.

Russia’s seizure of the territory in 2014 is not recognized by the United States, the Europe Union and much of the international community. Apple’s move to do so — at least within Russia — was announced by the chairman of the Security and Anti-Corruption Committee of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, who […]

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Ukrainians Angry After Apple Changes Its Maps To Recognize Russia As The Owner Of Crimea

KYIV — If you want a guaranteed way to anger a Ukrainian, tell them Crimea belongs to Russia. Ukrainian diplomats are lashing out at Apple after it gave in to Moscow’s demands to show Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory on its maps and weather apps when accessed from Russia. “IPhones are great […]

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