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    NHS COVID app may have prevented 200,000-900,000 infections

    For every person who shared their positive test result with the app, an average of 4.4 people were alerted and told to self-isolate. Most alerts occurred during the second half of December when transmission rates increased, driven by the highly transmissible B117 variant.

    Review: The Social Dilemma

    "The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, depicts the rise of social media and personalised online services. Deeply unnerving, it shows us not only their power over each and every one of us, but also their damage to society."

    Automatic Facial Recognition – A gaping hole in data privacy legislation?

    As technology advances, we lose track of the vast amounts of data being stored and our ignorance prevents us from protecting our data in the future.

    5G mast to be built in Oxford

    This past week, the Oxford City Council approved Cornerstone’s plan to build a 5G mast on the corner of Old Road and Windmill Road, near the...

    Oxford startup wins global prize for female entrepreneurship

    "We are delighted and honoured to be selected as a winner from such truly outstanding and inspiring women-led deeptech companies from all over the globe. "

    Eyes Wide Open: How Stanley Kubrick saw humanity

    Deep in idyllic Hertfordshire, in the last quarter of the last century, there lived an uncompromising genius. The director Stanley Kubrick was a recluse...

    Face to Face // Screen to Screen

    If there’s one thing a national lockdown has given me, it’s time. Weekly screen-time reports never fail to astound me – minding my business,...

    Oxford backs COVID-19 tracking study

    The University has announced that it will be supporting a new government study to track coronavirus in the general population. The study aims to improve...

    A country without libraries: what we are missing

    You might think that working in a library would be a nice, peaceful job. That’s what I thought too. After spending two years working...

    Technology in Confinement

    In July of 1962, French cave explorer Michel Siffre took off his watch and descended into the Scarasson abyss. What had been planned as...