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After handing the strategic company to China, Boris Johnson finally joins lobbying for UK chip designer Arm to list in London
Government fears damage of losing out to New York in battle to attract tech floatations, after losing it previously to China.
DeSantis calls Biden's 'Disinformation' board a 'Ministry of Truth'
'You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country. We're not going to let Biden get away with this one. So we will be fighting back,' the Republican said on Friday at a news conference.
The big idea: can social media change the course of war?
What we see online can have real world effects, for good or ill
Indian politician arrested for anti-Modi tweet. Yes, the same Modi that Boris Johnson, Rishi&Priti aligns with…
A state lawmaker in India was arrested for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, raising concerns over freedom of speech in the world’s largest fake-democracy.
Military Memo Deepens Possible Interstellar Meteor Mystery
The U.S. Space Command seemed to confirm a claim that a meteor from outside the solar system had entered Earth’s atmosphere, but other scientists and NASA are still not convinced.
The epic attempts to power planes with hydrogen
During the Cold War, both the US and USSR researched liquid hydrogen as a way to fuel aircraft. Could this cleaner fuel finally be around the corner?
Government work often done on WhatsApp during Covid, says top official
Statement comes as it emerges that series of messages lost from Boris Johnson’s phone in April 2021
Boris Johnson gets summaries of sensitive government material via Facebook’s WhatsApp
Boris Johnson gets details of vital government business sent to him via WhatsApp, court papers have revealed.
UK ministers accused of ‘government by WhatsApp’ in court
Two high court cases brought by transparency campaigners exploring whether use of self-destructing messages is unlawful
Humber Refinery gigafactory: Britain's best-kept industrial secret is an unexpected solution to saving the planet
From the outside, the Humber Refinery does not look like a part of Britain's green future - and that's putting it mildly.
Plans for age checks on porn sites ‘a privacy minefield’, campaigners warn
Privacy organisations say plans could lead to digital ID system for accessing internet
Meta shares plummet 20% after posting rare profit decline
Facebook rattled investors on Wednesday by posting a rare profit decline, driven by the company's heavy spending on its vision for a so-called metaverse while simultaneously confronting advertising challenges on its existing services.
UK military warns of ‘nuclear attack’ from space
Such an event would be a “permanent kill” scenario, a new report cautions
Ministers land DARPA executive Highnam to lead £800m research agency ARIA
Peter Highnam, who was educated in the UK and joined DARPA in 1999, will be named this week as the inaugural CEO of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency.
Holocaust survivor, 98, uses TikTok to tell her story and educate young people
Lily Ebert who was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1944 has more than 1.6 million followers and says she wants her generation's experiences to be accessible to younger people
Britishvolt gets £100m boost to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’
The deal to build an electric car battery plant near Blyth will bring up to 3,000 jobs to the area by 2028
TikTok stars who made more money than many of America’s top CEOs
Median pay for chief executives of S&P 500 companies was $13.4 million in 2020
Investigation into online platforms finds 'foul trove of racial hatred'
The Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, which carried out the research, said: "It makes you wonder what the point of moderation is when some of these obvious, overt and in some cases violence-inciting accounts can go literally year...
Twitter Permanently Suspends Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account
The social media service said the Republican congresswoman had violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.
Meta appealing UK ruling ordering it to sell Giphy
Facebook owner says British watchdog's 'decision to block the deal is wrong on the law and the facts'
UK records 106,022 Covid cases as Omicron cases jump before Christmas
A further 106,022 cases of coronavirus were recorded on Wednesday in a new daily record.
UK Approves Covid Jab For Under-12s As New Daily Cases Top 1 Lakh
Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it had approved a new lower-dose formulation of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot after finding it was "safe and effective" for children aged five to 11.
Covid: No new restrictions in England before Christmas - Boris Johnson
No new Covid restrictions will be brought in for England before Christmas, the prime minister has said.
Sunak accused of not doing enough to help Omicron-hit businesses
Chancellor announces £1bn package mostly for hospitality and leisure firms but refuses to revive furlough
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