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Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Manchester

Watch as a driver ploughs into an ambulance rushing a critically-ill child to hospital

An investigation has been launched after a driver was caught on camera ploughing into an ambulance carrying a critically-ill child – despite its …

Manchester

Mark Zuckerberg's dreaded homework assignments

<b>Over two days, almost 10 hours.</b><p>If you watched every moment of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of Congress this week, you’ll know he rolled out one phrase an awful lot: “I’ll have my team get back to you.”<p>Now some of these were bits of data Mr Zuckerberg simply didn’t have to hand - such as why …

Mark Zuckerberg

The 7 things you need to know about Facebook's algorithm change

No doubt you have heard about it: Facebook has made some serious changes to the algorithm that determines what gets shown on your News Feed.<p>Mark …

Mark Zuckerberg

New Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

Packed with over 180 reviews of accessible and inspiring days out, there’s something for everyone in the <i>Rough Guide to Accessible Britain</i>. The Guide …

United Kingdom

The man with (almost) no data trail

<b>No Facebook account. No Twitter. No Instagram.</b><p>No smartphone. No tablet. No online banking.<p>Just an email account accessed at the local library and a chunky Nokia 3210 with a built-in torch.<p>Felix, not his real name (as you might expect...), lives without the tools and social media accounts that are …

Social Media

'I thought I was losing my mind, but I was actually losing my sight'

<b>Fifteen years ago, at the age of 13, Kirsty James was told she would go completely blind. From then on, every morning as she brushed her teeth she wondered if it would be the last time she'd see her face in the mirror. As she struggled to come to terms with her diagnosis she started seeing visions</b> …

Mental Health

News of Facebook's secret tool to delete executive messages caps days of chaos

As Sheryl Sandberg mounts apology tour, company is under fire again over special privacy privileges not granted to regular users<p>When Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, embarked on a media apology tour Thursday, it seemed possible that the woman known as Mark Zuckerberg’s “adult …

Privacy

Christopher Wylie: Why I broke the Facebook data story – and what should happen now

The whistleblower at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica storm asks if Britain will now address the hard issues which it has raised<p>In January, I told the British authorities that the app that was used to harvest data for Cambridge Analytica was likely to have pulled the profiles of British …

Brexit

More elderly are dying after falls as care crisis deepens

Shortages of nurses and healthcare assistants in hospitals and care homes are blamed for a sharp rise in deaths<p>The number of Britons dying after suffering a fall is rising sharply, especially among the very old, raising fresh concern about the lack of social care and understaffing in hospitals and …

Radiation Therapy

Facebook Container – Add-ons for Android

<b>What does it do?</b><br>Facebook Container works by isolating your Facebook identity into a separate container that makes it harder for Facebook to track …

Virtualization

Mozilla's new 'Facebook Container' extension aims to prevent Facebook from monitoring your web activity

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal involving Facebook, it's perhaps understandable to see the #DeleteFacebook movement …

Privacy

Facebook apologizes for saving your unpublished videos

Last week, several users discovered Facebook had secretly kept videos they had recorded but never published to the platform. Shortly after releasing …

Internet

Skripal poisoning: deleted Foreign Office tweet leads to awkward questions

Boris Johnson under pressure to explain whether position has changed after tweet blaming Moscow is deleted<p>Boris Johnson is facing embarrassing questions over his claims that Russia had produced the Salisbury nerve agent after it emerged that the Foreign Office had deleted a tweet blaming Moscow for …

United Kingdom

10 things to know about sleep as the clocks change

1. We're told to get our eight hours<p>We often hear that we should all be getting eight hours' sleep a night. Organisations from the NHS to the US National Sleep Foundation recommend it. But where does this advice come from?<p>Studies carried out around the world, looking at how often diseases occur in …

Immune System

WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook

<b>"It is time. #deletefacebook."</b><p>After reports of Cambridge Analytica using Facebook's user information came to light, people across social media have begun to urge others to either #DeleteFacebook or #BoycottFacebook in response.<p>One surprising voice has joined this movement - WhatsApp co-founder …

Social Media

'You are being programmed,' former Facebook executive warns

<b>A former Facebook executive has criticised the social network for ripping society apart during a question and answer session.</b><p>Chamath Palihapitiya, who worked as Facebook's vice president for user growth, was speaking at an event run by the Stanford Graduate School of Business on 10 November in …

Social Media

Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm in landslide victory | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.<p>Putin’s victory will take his political dominance of Russia …

Russia

The Quorn revolution: the rise of ultra-processed fake meat

It was reported last week that Quorn is on course to become a billion-dollar business. It is part of a booming industry of meat alternatives – but many of these products are a far cry from the idea of a natural, plant-based diet<p>What exactly is Quorn? I have been asked that question regularly for …

Agriculture

Millions Of People With Mental Health Issues Could Be Helped By This Fitness Scheme

Mind and Sport England are hoping to help make exercise more accessible and inclusive.<p>When Sujan first joined Wolverhampton-based running group Jolly …

Mental Health

Russia responds with veiled nuclear, death threats to UK nerve agent attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of carrying out a nerve agent attack on UK soil against a former spy — and Moscow's response has been extremely aggressive, with veiled nuclear and death threats.<p>After blowing a UK-imposed deadline to answer for the attack, which UK experts assess …

Nerve Agents

What Is Hypermobility? The Common Condition Affecting One In Five People

🤸‍♂️<p>Do your friends ever comment on your weirdly bendy thumbs or the fact that you can touch the floor with your palms without bending your legs? As …

Pro-gun mum accidentally shot by son after bragging about child’s shooting skills

FACEBOOKA pro-gun mum was shot in the back by her own son<p>Jamie Gilt, 31, who posts about firearms on social media, was wounded after her toddler …

Hackers can use Cortana to open websites on Windows 10 even if your PC is locked

A pair of independent researchers yesterday uncovered a particularly worrisome security vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows 10. If your PC’s OS was installed with default settings this could affect you.<p>The simple “hack” involves activating Cortana via voice command to open websites on a PC that’s …

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?<p>When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a …

Immune System

Memcrashed DDoS amplification exploits memcached UDP port

SEO

Why You Need to Recognize the Warning Signs of Burnout ASAP, According to a Psychologist

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Self Improvement<p>How to Tell If You're Burned Out<p>Why You Need to Recognize the Warning Signs of Burnout ASAP, According to a …

Trump's wife worked illegally during her first weeks in the US, documents show

Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Associated Press.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump would have been priority for deportation under new immigration rules

Melania Trump could have been deported and banned from the US if Donald Trump had been president when she was working as a model in the 1990s, …

Donald Trump

Google has received 2.4 million ‘right to be forgotten’ URL delisting requests, and fulfilled 43%

Google has revealed that it received 2.4 million de-indexing requests following the so-called “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) ruling in Europe, with less than half of the requests proving successful.<p>The new figures constitute part of the internet giant’s semi-regular search removals transparency …