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‘No more monkey selfies’: scientists told images could drive illegal pet trade
New guidelines say pictures posted on social media by primatologists and researchers can inadvertently damage conservation efforts

Patrick Greenfield

24, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Where’s Cookie? Stars help in Epping Forest hunt for runaway whippet
Search for the elusive dog goes viral with celebrity appeals, a crowdfunding campaign and 8,500 Instagram followers

Donna Ferguson

24, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Don’t blame public for overloaded hospitals,’ Covid ICU medics tell NHS staff
Leading doctors have divided opinion among an exhausted workforce by pointing to socioeconomic factors behind coronavirus death toll

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Jan, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Prince Harry says social media misinformation is threat to democracies
Duke of Sussex calls for more accountability and accuses platforms of shunning responsibility

Nadeem Badshah

22, Jan, 2021 @7:39 PM

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Avast success! Sea shanty Wellerman sails into UK Top 40
TikTok craze sends 19th-century song about antipodean whalers into pop charts, with further success expected next week for Scottish postman Nathan Evans’s rendition

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Google threatens to leave Australia – but its poker face is slipping
Analysis: tech firm’s refusal to pay news publishers comes as it agrees to do exactly that in France

Alex Hern UK technology editor

22, Jan, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Bridgerton: The Musical? Fans of Netflix hit take tunes to TikTok
Adjoa Andoh, who plays Lady Danbury in the show, admires the creativity, zest and collective spirit of tribute songs

Arifa Akbar

22, Jan, 2021 @1:59 PM

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Concerns grow for children’s health as screen times soar during Covid crisis
Experts say rise in sleep and eyesight problems may also be linked to increased use of digital devices

Linda Geddes and Sarah Marsh

22, Jan, 2021 @12:34 PM

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‘I worry about their social skills’: parents on children's screen time in lockdown
While some parents have relaxed limits on devices, many are concerned about the physical and mental health fallout

Sarah Marsh

22, Jan, 2021 @12:33 PM

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Google threatens to shut down search in Australia if digital news code goes ahead
Google and Facebook are fighting legislation that would force them to enter into negotiations with news media companies for payment for content

Josh Taylor

22, Jan, 2021 @3:56 AM

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Facebook admits encryption will harm efforts to prevent child exploitation
British MP asks firm why it is introducing end-to-end encryption that will ‘put more children at risk’

Alex Hern UK technology editor

21, Jan, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Facebook asks Australia to let it make content deals with news outlets before being hit with media code
Social media giant wants a six-month grace period for proposed code it describes as ‘complex, unpredictable, and unworkable’

Josh Taylor

21, Jan, 2021 @3:10 AM

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