What Marcus Rashford’s campaign for hungry children tells us about the footballer – and Britain

In April, when Matt Hancock suggested that Premier League footballers should “play their part” in helping ease the financial crisis caused by the pandemic, what he meant was that they should accept sweeping cuts to their salaries. You know, just like MPs didn’t. What the health secretary could not have imagined was that one footballer […]

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Fifa lodges ‘criminal mismanagement’ complaint against Sepp Blatter

Fifa has issued a complaint of “criminal mismanagement” against its former president Sepp Blatter. The complaint, which has been sent to the Zurich prosecutor, relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials at the world governing body in the Fifa museum project in the Swiss city. Blatter vehemently denies wrongdoing. “The accusations are […]

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Antigen tests—are self-collected nasal swabs a reliable option?

Under certain conditions, antigen testing using self-collected swabs from the anterior nose may constitute a reliable alternative to antigen testing using nasopharyngeal swabs collected by health professionals. This is the conclusion drawn by a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Heidelberg University Hospital. Results from their study have been published in the […]

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla unite to ban Kazakhstan’s citizen-tracking certificate

The certificate reportedly allowed the Kazakhstan government to intercept and decrypt HTTPS traffic – essentially monitoring citizens’ Internet usage. The government claimed that the certificates were being used as part of a cybersecurity training exercise. ZDNet explains, “The government’s explanation did, however, make zero technical sense, as certificates can’t prevent mass cyber-attacks and are usually […]

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