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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'
Comments on "Human Intelligence in a Digital Age" - A brilliant Speech by MI6 Chief Richard Moore, and the elephants neglected in the room
Justified compliments about Mr. Moore's speech have been spread extensively and appropriately in the pages of many newspapers, but I would like to remark on precisely what I think was missing in the speech. Missing, not necessarily becau...
Instagram influencer received 'hundreds' of obscene photos
A social media influencer said she had been the victim of cyber-flashing for the past 10 years.
An AI Debates Its Own Ethics At Oxford Union - What It Said Was Startling
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt combined with Henry Kissinger to publish The Age of AI: And Our Human Future, a book warning of the dangers of machine-learning AI systems so fast they could react to hypersonic missiles by firing nuclear w...
Cyber-flashing likely to become a criminal offence - Dorries
Ministers are working towards making the unsolicited sending of obscene images via wi-fi or Bluetooth a criminal offence, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said.
Electric vehicles: New homes will be required to have EV charging stations from 2022, Boris Johnson to announce
The UK government wants to ban the sale of traditional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, with hybrids allowed until 2035.
US Media Watchdog Grades Big Tech Average 'F' Over Suppression of Free Speech
In recent years, US watchdogs have noted an increase in the incidence of censorship by the tech giants of Silicon Valley against their users in the field of free speech regarding political issues and, in particular, information about the...
No 10 accused of failing to act against states accused of NSO spyware abuses
Group of 10 MPs and peers say Boris Johnson’s government has prioritised trade over national security
NHS England Covid app outage shows problems of single centralised system
Analysis: app falling offline caused frustrated users to be turned away from flights and venues
UK govt must crack down on apps promoting extremism, Labour leader Starmer says, taking special aim at Telegram
The UK government must do more to crack down on platforms that fail to tackle violent content online, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said, taking special aim at messenger app Telegram.
EU offers cut in red tape in olive branch to UK over NI Brexit row
The proposals outlined by Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič aim to ease trade complications but will likely not meet UK demands to replace the Brexit protocol.
Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study
The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.
Moderna Or Pfizer Booster Works Well For Those Vaccinated With J&J: Study
The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands (Pfizer, Moderna or J&J) for at least 12 weeks.
Premier questions if blatant UK corruption is benchmark for VI’s good governance
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called out the blatant corruption in the United Kingdom’s management of its COVID-19 pandemic and asked whether that is the benchmark the Virgin Islands (V...
Bereaved relatives of Covid victims slam Boris Johnson after UK Prime Minister pictured painting on vacation
Relatives of Covid-19 victims have hit out at "deeply upsetting" images of Boris Johnson seen painting while on vacation -- just one day after his government was slated for its handling of the pandemic.
‘Alarming’ drop in life expectancy in England even before Covid pandemic hit, new university study shows
Life expectancy across the UK was falling even before the Covid pandemic hit, with researchers finding an “alarming” drop over the past decade, according to a study published by Imperial College London (ICL).
Brexit: Most NI checks on British goods to be scrapped
The EU has released its plan for a reduction of post-Brexit checks on goods and medicines arriving into Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.
Legal challenge to ‘government by WhatsApp’
The government is facing a High Court challenge over its use of WhatsApp and instant messaging.
Facebook knew that celebrity posts made Instagram users feel worse
Internal research by Facebook found that some celebrities posted photos that made their followers have a worse self-image.
Boris Johnson to address Amazon’s tax record with Jeff Bezos on US visit
PM is making three-day trip during which he will give speech to UN general assembly and hold talks with Joe Biden at White House
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