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Image copyright Getty Images Journalists, financial firms and anti-doping bodies could receive special exemptions from new laws to protect personal data, the government has said. These “safeguards” would protect the freedom of the press, help prevent fraud and “maintain the integrity of professional sports”. The proposals are part of a…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded the company in 1997 The US Department of Homeland Security has told government departments and agencies to remove all security software from the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab from their IT systems. It said it was concerned about ties between company officials and…

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Image copyright European photopress Agency UK budget airline EasyJet is to let customers use its website to book long-haul flights with other carriers. It says it is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares carrier. EasyJet is teaming up with Norwegian and WestJet to offer flights…

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Image copyright Getty Images UK unemployment fell by 75,000 in the three months to July, bringing the jobless rate down to 4.3% from 4.4% in the previous quarter. The rate remains at its lowest since 1975, but a squeeze on real incomes continues, according to the Office for National Statistics…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla was partly responsible for the Model S crash The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that Tesla’s Autopilot system was partly to blame for a fatal accident in which a Model S collided with…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Apple’s event in two minutes Apple has revealed a high-end smartphone with an “edge-to-edge” screen that has no physical home button. The iPhone X – which is referred to as “ten” – uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner…

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Image copyright Getty/AFP Image caption In 2016 Bombardier won an order to supply up to 125 CSeries passenger jets to US airline Delta Prime Minister Theresa May has phoned US President Donald Trump over a threat to jobs at Bombardier in Belfast from a trade dispute. In 2016, Canadian firm…

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s inflation rate climbed to its joint highest in more than five years in August as the price of petrol and clothing rose. UK inflation measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose to 2.9% in August, up from 2.6% in July, figures show. The fall…

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Image copyright AFP Tech giant Google has lodged an appeal against the 2.4bn euro fine (£2bn / $2.8bn) it was ordered to pay by the European Commission in June. The regulator had ruled that positioning its own shopping comparison service at the top of Google search results was an abuse…

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Image copyright Stanford University Image caption The study created composite faces judged most and least likely to belong to homosexuals A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The…

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