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Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter tackles vaccine misinformation with labels, strike policy

Twitter said it would apply warnings to tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and implement a strike system of enforcement that could see users permane...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

UK hospitals use blockchain to track COVID-19 vaccines

Two British hospitals have been using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the businesses behind the initiative ...

Platform News: UK Parliament, Technology and Policy

COVID-19 smartphone app finally launches in England and Wales

England and Wales launch a COVID-19 smartphone app today, enabling users to trace contacts, assess the neighbourhood level of risk and record visits to venues such as bars, four mo...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

The UK government will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not ...

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber offers discounted trips to 2.5 million health and care workers in the UK

Uber is offering discounted journeys to health and care workers in the UK, as it extends the scope of a service set up in Madrid last month to cover more than 4 million frontline w...

Pensioners in NHS care homes

Elderly in UK care home embrace technology to beat coronavirus lockdown

Residents in a British care home are embracing technology to stay in touch with friends and family as the country faces the possibility of weeks of lockdown amid the coronavirus ep...

Healthcare

UK government outlines a £40 million overhaul to outdated NHS technology platforms

Fresh from winning a landslide majority in the recent UK General Election, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has stated that it is time to “get the basics right” with r...