Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers during lockdown | Technology

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Hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the coronavirus lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from 12% of malicious email traffic before the UK’s lockdown began in March to more than 60% six weeks later,
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Twitter taking on Trump’s lies? About time too | John Naughton | Opinion

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In addition to washing your hands while singing the first two verses of The Internationale, it might be a good time also to clean out your Twitter feed. According to a recent report of a research study by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, about 45% of the false
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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson accuses care homes over deaths as US cases near 3m | World news

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7.05pm EDT 19:05 Fury as Boris Johnson accuses care homes over high Covid-19 death toll Care leaders, unions and MPs have rounded on Boris Johnson after he accused care homes of failing to follow proper procedures amid the coronavirus crisis, saying the prime minister appeared to be shifting the blame for the high death toll.
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Hackers targeting UK research labs amid vaccine race – GCHQ chief | UK news

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Britain’s intelligence agencies are working urgently to prevent hackers from hostile states, including China, trying to steal the secrets of a potential coronavirus vaccine, the head of GCHQ has said. Jeremy Fleming said hackers were targeting the UK’s health infrastructure and some of its world-leading research labs, often by using simple techniques. “We do know
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Coronavirus: India’s big city outbreaks lead to record rise in cases | World news

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India has overtaken Russia to claim the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after recording almost 25,000 new infections a day, mainly clustered in the megacities of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The total number of cases of Covid-19 in India rose to 697,413 on Monday, after three consecutive days of record-breaking infection
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China trade tension to hit Australian beef and wool exports, Rural Bank says | Business

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Australian beef exports into China are set to face increasing competition, while wool producers are being urged to minimise their reliance on Chinese demand, as trade tensions with Beijing continue to shape Australia’s agriculture industry. The trade warning, which was extended to industries that heavily rely on Chinese demand, including wool, as well as to
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Why are Google and Apple dictating how European democracies fight coronavirus? | Ieva Ilves | Opinion

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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rush by governments, private companies and digital startups to harness and develop the latest technologies in the fight against the spread of the virus. To best meet public health needs, digital technology should be able to trace the spread of the virus, identify dangerous Covid-19 clusters and limit
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Fury as Boris Johnson accuses care homes over high Covid-19 death toll | Society

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Care leaders, unions and MPs have rounded on Boris Johnson after he accused care homes of failing to follow proper procedures amid the coronavirus crisis, saying the prime minister appeared to be shifting the blame for the high death toll. With nearly 20,000 care home residents confirmed to have died with Covid-19, and estimates that
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Twin threats in Arizona as wildfires spread during pandemic | US news

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The Wood Springs 2 fire arrived at Michelle Johnson’s home a week ago. Ash from the 13,000-acre wildfire that burned five miles away rained on her land, with thick smoke billowing above the house she shares with her husband and children. “It would be like fog,” Johnson said. “You couldn’t open the doors and when
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The Guardian view on Facebook and democracy: real and present danger | Editorial | Opinion

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In every political debate since Facebook began to dominate democracy, the company has placed itself on the wrong side of history. The social media firm cannot be reformed from within because its business model profits from hosting bomb-throwing circuses of hate, humbug and hogwash. The platform harvests users’ personal data to algorithmically recommend content but
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Trump demands Nascar driver Bubba Wallace apologize over noose incident – live

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Trump also seems to complain about Confederate flag ban Supreme court rules against ‘faithless electors’ Frederick Douglass statue torn down Summer Taylor honored for ‘standing up for black lives’ Swing states may be up for grabs as Covid-19 hits Republican strongholds Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 4.18pm BST Another Nascar driver, Tyler Reddick,
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Coronavirus live news: record new cases in India as Australian state of Victoria closes border | World news

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Just to make two points clear, we already we have police and health officials on our borders stopping anybody from the hot spots coming to New South Wales. We have already had that in place for a number of days. The Health Minister will be ensuring that, come midnight tonight, so for the next 24
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Trump claims victory as US nears 130,000 coronavirus deaths – live | World news

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The US leads the world in coronavirus infections (2.8m) and deaths (130,000), though the true toll is likely higher, given undetected cases. It is also on a steep upward curve. US authorities were reporting fewer than 20,000 new infections a day as recently as 15 June. On Saturday, Florida and Texas reported more record daily
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Coronavirus live news: daily global cases top 200,000 as Australia’s toughest lockdown begins | World news

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8.11pm EDT 20:11 Croats advised to wear masks when they head to the polls on Sunday Some 3.85 million Croats are eligible to go to polls on Sunday to elect a new government at a time when coronavirus infections are on the rise and the economy is facing a sharp downturn, reports Reuters. Polling stations
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Trump’s incendiary Mount Rushmore speech criticized for ‘peddling fiction’ – live | US news

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Donald Trump’s speech in front of Mount Rushmore, in which he said American is under threat from “far-left fascism”, has elicited strong response in the media. The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan said the president “peddled his fiction” on Friday night as he appealed to his base. “The setting for President Trump’s early Fourth of July
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Struggling for shut-eye in lockdown? Sleep-tracking devices may help | Technology

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Months in covd-19-induced lockdown have for many of us taken a toll on our sleep. From the late-night scrolling through news to the bizarre dreams and midnight wake-ups worrying, the stress of the coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on our collective sleeping habits. A recent survey found two in five people in the UK
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Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr’s girlfriend, tests positive for Covid-19 | US news

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The girlfriend of Donald Trump Jnr, the US president’s eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus, US media have reported. Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is a former Fox News television personality and a senior fundraiser for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, is just the latest person in Trump’s inner circle to contract the potentially deadly virus.
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Coronavirus live news: worldwide cases top 11m as US states hit fresh highs | World news

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North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alaska all saw new daily highs in confirmed cases of Covid-19 … while Florida’s caseload came in just below the prior day’s record high. The recent surge in cases, most pronounced in southern and western states, has alarmed public health officials, who urged caution ahead of a 4 July
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Jean Castex replaces Édouard Philippe as French prime minister | World news

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Édouard Philippe has been replaced as prime minister after seeing France through the coronavirus crisis, as President Emmanuel Macron embarked on a high-stakes reshuffle to “set a new course” for the last two years of his mandate. Macron named Jean Castex, 55, a career civil servant from the centre-right of French politics who coordinated France’s
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‘A bit of trepidation’: Lake District prepares to reopen to visitors | UK news

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The Duke of Portland’s boathouse is probably the most popular holiday let in the Lake District, booked up for at least 340 days each year at an average cost of £350 a night. But for the past 103 days, the luxury one-bedroom property, perched on the shores of Ullswater – once used by the 3rd
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China’s stock market closes at highest level in five years | World news

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China’s stock market has closed at its highest level in five years after the latest data from the world’s second biggest economy showed the service sector expanding at its fastest pace in a decade. Shares in Shanghai were boosted by news that the Caixin/Markit purchasing managers’ index had continued to recover from the trough reached
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UK service sector slump levels off, as China growth surges – business live | Business

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Despite flare-ups in some places, the epidemic remained largely under control in China. Work resumption in the services sector accelerated. The business activity index hit a 10-year high, and the gauge for total new business also reached its highest level since August 2010, indicating a good recovery of services activities. Despite uncertainties over the pandemic
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How one neighbourhood in London lost 36 residents to Covid-19 – podcast | World news

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The Guardian journalist Aamna Modhin tells Rachel Humphreys about reporting from Church End, a small neighbourhood in Brent, north London, which has a large Somali population. In early March, residents began to fall ill from coronavirus, eventually resulting in 36 deaths. Locals believe the cluster, which is the second worst in England and Wales according
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Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 37 US states as Brazil infections near 1.5m | World news

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7.54pm EDT 19:54 Nadeem Badshah Staff and residents in UK care homes for people over 65 and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from Monday, the government has announced. Staff will be tested for the virus weekly while residents will receive a test every 28 days. The new measures will be in addition
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Coronavirus live news: Florida reports a record 10,000 new cases in one day | World news

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Former Republican presidential candidate tests positive for Covid-19 Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and admitted to hospital, according to a statement on his Twitter feed. He attended last month’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally for President Donald Trump, supporting his fellow Republican at an event where many attendees crowded close
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Ghislaine Maxwell accused of ‘critical role’ in Epstein abuse as prosecutors unveil charges – live | US news

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1.47pm EDT 13:47 Herman Cain, the former 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has tested positive for COVID-19. His team announced the results on Thursday. Cain, something of a minor figure in the pantheon of Donald Trump’s campaign surrogates, attended the rally for Trump’s reelection campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Health officials warned that attendees at that rally
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