UK Plans to Give All Children Full Genome Sequence at Birth

UK Plans to Give All Children Full Genome Sequence at Birth

Health Secretary Matt Hancock sees the future ubiquity of genetic sequencing as a way to offer “predictive, personalized” care for children who have rare diseases and other genetic conditions, according to The Telegraph.

How to avoid living in ‘City.inc’

How to avoid living in ‘City.inc’

Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian, who was working with Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, told The Telegraph that she resigned over concerns that the “treasure trove” of data collected in the $40m smart city project could not only identify individuals but leave them open to cyber attacks.

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook has partnered with The Daily Telegraph, a broadsheet British newspaper, to run a series of features about the company, Business Insider has found – including stories that defend it on hot-button issues it has been criticised over like terrorist content, online safety, cyberbullying, fake accounts, and hate speech.

How the NSA Spies on Us All – Part 1: The Early Years

How the NSA Spies on Us All – Part 1: The Early Years

Let’s jump back in time a bit, because in August 1945, 7 years before the creation of the NSA, the SIS began performing domestic surveillance on Americans under operation codename Project Shamrock which was tasked with collecting all incoming and outgoing telegraph messages from the United States.

DeepMind's autonomy thrown into doubt as study reveals almost a fifth of staff came from Google

DeepMind's autonomy thrown into doubt as study reveals almost a fifth of staff came from Google

Google looks increasingly at risk of breaking its pledge to keep DeepMind independent from the rest of the business, as a Telegraph investigation finds almost a fifth of the artificial intelligence arm’s staff have been moved in from other Google divisions.

Google admits it lets hundreds of other companies access your Gmail inbox

Google admits it lets hundreds of other companies access your Gmail inbox

The letter, initially reported by the Wall Street Journal and seen by the Telegraph, also says that app developers can and do share the data with other companies – as long as Google believes their privacy policies make this clear enough.