FindMyPast is having a free access weekend for British and Irish records.
BT: Every ancient hill fort in UK and Ireland mapped in online database. “Locations and details of all the thousands of ancient hill forts found across the landscapes of the UK and Ireland have been mapped in an online database for the first time. A team of researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, has spent five years sifting and recording information on all the hill forts across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.”
CNET: New UK laws could erase your cringey teenage Facebook photos. “New rules to keep you safe online have been proposed by the UK government, including the option to ask social networks like Facebook to remove anything you shared before you turned 18.”
BBC: Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app. “Google’s DeepMind has extended the use of its Streams health app to Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset. The app, which helps doctors and nurses spot signs of kidney failure, proved controversial when it was rolled out at the Royal Free hospital in London.”
BetaNews: Consumers ignore security risks for free Wi-Fi . “A growing number of British consumers are using their neighbors’ Wi-Fi, sometimes even without permission, because they can’t afford their own. This is according to a new report by Santander, which also says that the price of phone and broadband services has increased hugely over the past ten years.”
The Telegraph: Price comparison site Kelkoo takes Google to High Court over abuse of search dominance. “Google faces a new front in its war with Europe over allegations of abusing its search dominance, with the price comparison website Kelkoo suing the internet giant in the High Court. Kelkoo claims Google has crippled its business by illegally exploiting its monopoly over internet searches, and is seeking damages that could run to millions of pounds.”
Business News Wales: National Library of Wales Launches New Welsh Journals Website. “The website allows free digital access to more than 1.2 million pages from more than 450 Welsh journals. Providing free remote access to a variety of Welsh and English language journals published between 1735 and 2007, the website allows users to search the content as well as browse through titles and editions. The website also enables users to browse by year and decades and provides a link to the catalogue entry for each journal.”