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Facebook braces for showdown with world leaders after Trump ban
From Jair Bolsonaro to Boris Johnson, world leaders have an acute interest in Facebook’s next content decisions.
‘Biopolitical surveillance regimes’: Vaccine passports reveal the growing authoritarian tendencies of Western governments
Forcing citizens to carry digital certificates showing that they’ve had the jab - and barring them from events and buildings if they haven’t - is a dangerous step that will create a two-tier society.
OneWeb: Dominic Cummings and the £400m public bailout to rescue an imperilled satellite internet firm
This Thursday, three dozen satellites will be fired into space from a launch station in a desolate corner of eastern Russia, less than a hundred miles from the northern Chinese border.
Lockdown boredom drives UK video games market to £7bn record high
Gaming fans joined by million of newbies in 2020 resulting in £1.6bn more spent compared with 2019
New Royal Navy ship to protect 'critical' undersea cables
A new Royal Navy surveillance ship is to be built to protect "critical" undersea cables.
Britain must boost cyber-attack capacity, PM Johnson says
Britain needs to boost its capacity to conduct cyber attacks on foreign enemies, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said before the publication of a national security review next week.
WhatsApp introduces video and voice calls on desktop version
WhatsApp will be hoping the new feature rivals other such platforms that have boomed during the pandemic, such as Zoom.
‘Can you hear us Angela?’ PM asks German Chancellor to mute on G7 call
Boris Johnson was forced to intervene and ask Angela Merkel to mute herself after she interrupted him during the G7 meeting.
We can always find justification to shut up the stupidity of our opponents. Censorship is a dangerous way to deal with it.
The same technology that we welcomed as 1984, because it was cool, is now taking us back to 1939.
Facebook thought police shuts down major left wing group in Britain
Facebook has shut down the accounts of one of the biggest left wing organisations in Britain, the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). The Socialist Workers Party Facebook page – as well as account of local pages – have been removed from Faceb...
World's largest offshore wind farm seals financing deal worth $8 billion
The scale of the overall project, which is due to be finished in 2026, is considerable. It will be located in waters off the coast of northeast England.
Former UK Brexit secretary reveals ‘disaster’ test and trace companies don’t face penalties for failures
Ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis has slammed the ‘systemic problem’ that protects ‘test and trace’ companies from financial penalties despite criticism over the failing system.
Amazon gets on ‘secretive’ UK government panel on post-Brexit supply rules while benefiting financially from own ‘advice’ – report
Online retail giant Amazon is ensuring a lucrative future in UK government contracts, guiding a “secretive” Cabinet Office panel on making policy on post-Brexit procurement of goods and services, a fair tax advocate has revealed.
UK PM Boris Johnson says offshore wind will power every home in the country by 2030
The U.K. is already home to a number of large offshore wind farms. Boris Johnson acknowledges the role floating offshore wind could play going forward.
UAE, Israel Move To Normalize Relations As Israel Halts Planned West Bank Annexations
President Trump brokers the historic agreement. The United Arab Emirates and Israel will move toward bilateral diplomatic relations, and Israel will suspend plans to annex portions of the West Bank.
Now planning permission will be approved by robots: Alarm over radical reforms that will place building burden on rich areas
Boris Johnson admitted some may see the reforms as ‘too much change too fast’. But he insisted that it was important to ‘finally build the homes we all need’ . Under the proposals, ministers will dictate how many homes have to be built
Claim: Russians hacked Liam Fox's personal email to get US-UK trade dossier
Labour queries why MP used unsecured account for classified government business
Could Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei give up on 5G to keep the company alive?
Huawei’s short term strategy has been to stockpile chips from its key silicon supplier TSMC. The company’s carrier business, which includes 5G, is about one third of total company revenue
'Reckless': Privacy rights group lashes out at UK govt after it admits Covid-19 Test and Trace program didn't follow legal rules
The UK government – facing a threat of court action – has conceded that its self-described "world beating" Covid-19 Test and Trace program has not been abiding by a crucial data protection legal requirement.
US to restrict visas for employees of Huawei, other Chinese tech firms
US State Department is targeting certain employees for their roles in enabling human rights abuses, says Mike Pompeo. The move puts further pressure on Huawei after Britain announced a plan to phase the company out of the UK’s 5G networks
Former UK Chancellor Hammond slams ‘alarming’ rise in ‘anti-Chinese sentiment’ within Tory Party amid Huawei row
Former Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond has waded into the row over Huawei, accusing his party of ramping up “anti-Chinese” rhetoric and warning that the UK should not be distancing itself from its third largest trading partner.
Don't mess up! Boris gives China strict instructions to follow to prevent 5G ban
CHINA's telecommunications company, Huawei, has been given a set of clear conditions by Britain and has been told they must meet them if it is to have any involvement in the development of 5G infrastructure.
UK set to phase out Huawei’s 5G role within months, British newspaper reports
The Daily Telegraph story claims officials are drawing up proposals to stop installing new Huawei Technologies equipment in the 5G network. Move comes after the US imposed sanctions on Huawei
US telecoms regulator designates China’s Huawei, ZTE as national security threats
US tech firms are banned from using Universal Service Fund to purchase or support any equipment or services provided by these suppliers. The announcement is a step forward in restricting 5G technological equipment made by Chinese compani...
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