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Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and why is it so dangerous? | Science & Tech News

August 5, 2020

If, as seems to be the case, the Beirut explosion was caused by thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse, the blast demonstrates the deadly potential of […]

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Twitter faces $250m fine for misusing phone numbers and email addresses | Science & Tech News

August 4, 2020

Twitter could be facing a fine of up to $250m (£190m) for misusing users’ personal information. The social media giant confirmed it was under investigation by the US Federal Trade […]

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Google unveils new low-cost Pixel 4a smartphone and announces new 5G devices | Science & Tech News

August 4, 2020

Google has unveiled its new low-cost Pixel 4a smartphone and announced future devices including the Pixel 5. Priced at $349 (with an expected UK price of £349), the Pixel 4a […]

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Donald Trump demands US gets ‘large percentage’ of any TikTok sale | Business News

August 4, 2020

Donald Trump has said the US should receive a “large percentage” of the proceeds from any sale of TikTok to Microsoft. The US president argued America will make a buyout […]

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TikTok: What data does it collect on its users, and how do other apps compare? | Science & Tech News

August 4, 2020

Chinese-owned app TikTok has been accused of harvesting its users’ data, and was even described as a potential national security risk by White House officials. On Friday, President Trump said […]

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Virgin Galactic working on 2,300mph supersonic jet that could reach Sydney in five hours | Science & Tech News

August 4, 2020

Virgin Galactic has revealed designs for a supersonic passenger plane capable of flying three times the speed of sound. With a top speed of around 2,300mph (3,700kmh), it could fly […]

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Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom to criminals using Arete IR’, say sources | Science & Tech News

August 3, 2020

Smartwatch maker Garmin paid a multi-million dollar ransom to criminals who encrypted its computer files through a ransomware negotiation business called Arete IR, sources have told Sky News. Earlier this […]

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Trump backs Microsoft buyout of TikTok after threat to ban Chinese video app | Science & Tech News

August 3, 2020

The Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok could be sold to Microsoft after an apparent change of mind by President Trump. On Friday he said he intended to ban TikTok from the […]

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Astronauts head towards splashdown off Florida coast as powerful storm approaches state | World News

August 2, 2020

Two US astronauts are due to return to Earth with a rare splashdown off Florida, as a powerful storm heads towards the state. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley left the […]

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Trump vows to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from the US | Science & Tech News

August 1, 2020

Donald Trump has vowed to ban Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok from operating in the US. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, the president said: “As far as TikTok is […]

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