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The British Are Coming (For Google And Facebook Data On American Servers)

The US and UK are currently holding secret meetings with the hopes of making it easier for police and spy agencies to access emails and other electronic data held by private companies on both sides of the Atlantic, the Washington Post reports.


Watch An Entire Year Of Weather In One Video

Video: Thanks to all the satellites hanging out watching our planet these days, 24/7 coverage of the weather is basically a given. So it’s not surprising that a year’s worth of weather can be condensed into one eight-minute video, but it’s still a damn beautiful sight.


Cuba Is Finally Getting Home Broadband

Cuba is one of the least-connected nations in the world. But yesterday its state telecommunications company announced that it was launching the first domestic broadband scheme in Havana.


Microsoft Wants To Build Data Centres Underwater

“50% of us live near the coast,” Microsoft says. “Why doesn’t our data?”


A Health Insurer Lost Six Hard Drives Holding Data From A Million Customers

The US health insurer Centene has admitted that it’s performing an “ongoing comprehensive internal search” for six hard drives. Sadly, those hard drives contain personal details about 1 million of its customers. Oops.


International Data Privacy Day: How Secure Are You?

Happy International Data Privacy Day! No, you don’t get a public holiday, but you do get a gentle reminder to check a few important things so you can be certain your discarded information is being disposed of securely.


Uber Screwup Exposed US Driver's Social Security Numbers And Tax Info

Doing taxes already sucks for independent contractors, but some US Uber drivers who logged on to the company’s Partners portal to receive their tax forms are complaining about an especially nasty surprise: Instead of their own information, drivers say they received the tax forms of another driver.


Tinder Has A Secret 'Desirability' Ranking For Users

If you use Tinder, your popularity is secretly being assessed by the company. And where you rank, from least to most “desirable”, could be determining who sees your profile.


This Map Shows Just How Fast Travel Is In 2016

Last year, we published a map that showed just how long travel took in 1914. Now, there’s a similar map which shows how dramatically things have improved.


How You'll Probably Die, Visualised

Ever wondered how things might come to an end? This chart visualises America’s cause-of-death data from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to give you a better idea.


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