Rush to fix computers in England’s courts

The Ministry of Justice is rushing to fix IT issues affecting courts across England. Lawyers say trials have been delayed, jurors are unable to enrol and witness statements are inaccessible, . Twitter user @SecretBarrister said the “entire digital infrastructure” of courts had been “broken for days”. The Common Platform, a system shared between the police, […]

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Tesla reverses charging prices hike

Image copyright TeslaImage caption Superchargers are dotted around the US and other countries and offer a way to recharge on long journeys Electric-car maker Tesla has reversed a decision to drastically increase prices for its charging stations, following a backlash from customers. Owners had complained the price rise – estimated to be around 30% – […]

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Has Fyre Festival burned influencers?

Image copyright FyreImage caption Expectations…. “Fyre was basically like Instagram coming to life.” Or at least, that was the idea, says DJ/producer Jillionaire in the new Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened. The organisers spent eye-watering sums on an extravagant launch campaign with 10 of the world’s top supermodels sharing gorgeous promotional […]

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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads

Image copyright Reuters Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU’s data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”. The regulator said it judged that people […]

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Netflix shows Bird Box and Elite drive subscriber growth

Image copyright Saeed Adyani/NetflixImage caption Sandra Bullock’s character battles impossible odds throughout Bird Box Shows including Bird Box helped Netflix end 2018 with more than 139 million subscribers, adding 8.8 million members in the last three months of the year. The streaming giant said the growth reflected the success of its original programmes. Netflix-original material […]

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