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Australia to police Facebook and Google with new watchdog office
Australia said it would establish the world’s first dedicated office to police Facebook Inc and Google as part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers. Facebook and ...
‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier
Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. He explains why you should exchange your gym kit for a pair of comfy shoes and get strolling
Inside Magaluf: Tourists warned over knife crime and drugs epidemic at resort
Knife crime and drugs epidemic blighting Brits’ favourite Spanish resort, Magaluf, as tourists warned of gangs prowling hotspot
The regulatory woes of Big Tech multiply
After years during which tech’s titans could do no wrong, they are now being pulled into a vortex of regulatory woes that make headlines almost daily. Big Tech is not about to implode. But will it come out intact?
A seed accelerator that sold a startup to Twitter for $150 million says London is becoming more like Silicon Valley — 'The talent pipeline is there'
Entrepreneur First is a global talent investor that identifies potential entrepreneurs and helps them find partners and develop business ideas. Founded by two British entrepreneurs in London, the scheme now spans six different cities wor...
5 BILLION Facebook Fine - Too Little Too Late?
RT Correspondent Brigida Santos walks us through the $5 BILLION dollar fine the Federal Trade Commission dished on Facebook for its mishandling and sale of user data, with regard to its working relationship with UK-based Cambridge Analyt...
5 Secret And Hidden London Tearooms And Cafes
London's not short of cake shops and tearooms - something we're grateful for everyday - but when you're looking for somewhere a little off the beaten track, these are your best bets:
Heathrow cancels 172 flights after strike vote
Heathrow Airport is to cancel 172 flights on Monday and Tuesday after a union vote rejected a pay offer. Around 4,000 Unite members including engineers, firefighters and security staff voted on the airport's revised deal, with 88% opting...
Google's anti-Trump bias calls attention to its questionable ties to China
EX-GOOGLE ENGINEER CLAIMS 'BIASED' EMPLOYEES 'REALLY WANT TRUMP TO LOSE IN 2020'
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency: A threat to national economies? | Counting the Cost
With the likes of Amazon, Google's parent company Alphabet and Facebook becoming the world's most valuable listed companies, Big Data is quickly becoming the world's most important commodity. Meanwhile, regulators are scrambling to keep ...
What the FTC's Crackdown on Facebook Means for User Data | WSJ
Facebook must pay a $5 billion fine after the FTC found the social media company deceived users and improperly managed their personal data. Under the settlement, Facebook is also subject to stricter oversight on how it manages user data....
New US House Bill Would Ban Big Tech From 'Banking', Fine Facebook's Libra $1 Million Per Day
The Democratic majority on the House Financial Services Committee has drafted legislation that would issue fines to Big Tech companies for distributing digital currency or operating as a financial organization.
Facebook is opening a café in London that will encourage privacy checks
It’s one of five pop-up cafes giving out free drinks across the UK at the end of this month
Facebook's Libra reportedly losing support from early investors amid regulatory scrutiny
At least three members of Facebook's Libra organization are considering leaving the operation due to intense regulatory scrutiny. In June, Facebook announced that it would launch a cryptocurrency run by the nonprofit Switzerland-based Li...
Between You and I the English Language is Going to the Dogs
Language is based on established practice and rules. When the rules are continually (and that isn't continuously) broken, the language suffers and those who care suffer too.
European officials draft radical plan to take on Trump and U.S. tech companies
In a bid to counter Trump, EU officials are proposing to unilaterally slap tariffs on the United States. The goal: get Europe competing head-on with the American and Chinese tech giants it has lagged behind for decades.
The EU has new people in charge. And it’s not good news for US tech firms
Ursula von der Leyen, the president-elect of the Commission, said during a speech earlier this month that “it is not acceptable that (tech companies) make profits, but they are barely paying any taxes.” Europe is already looking at ways ...
Thousands expected to join protests against Boris Johnson ‘coup’
Jeremy Corbyn calls on people to hit the streets as more than 80 demonstrations are planned
Senator says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg should face 'possibility of a prison term'
U.S Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a recent interview that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be accountable for privacy lapses and that the “possibility of a prison term” should be considered.
Fears of no-deal chaos as ministers forced to publish secret Brexit papers
Operation Yellowhammer documents predict public disorder, rising prices and disruptions to food and medicines
Trump adviser asked Microsoft why it wouldn’t spy for the US
An adviser to US President Donald Trump once questioned Microsoft Corp for not spying on its users around the world on behalf of the government, the software giant’s president has revealed, as Washington continues its campaign against Ch...
Marshall Islands on mission to create its own cryptocurrency to reduce reliance on US dollar
‘With the blockchain technology in place, we thought this was an opportune time to establish our own legal tender’, a minister said
Tommy Robinson says ‘salaam alaikum’ as he’s freed from prison with totally new look
Right extremist Tommy Robinson has been freed from prison where he was serving a sentence for contempt of court. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, emerged with a shaggy beard and long hair after being released from Belm...
Get ready for Brexit campaign launches in Hungary
The UK Government has today (Monday 16 September) launched a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in Hungary to get ready for Brexit on 31 October. It is part of a wider communications campaign effort across Europe.
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