Technology

EU competition chief hints at new data rules for tech firms

Sep 13, 2019

The European Union's powerful competition chief has indicated she's looking at expanding regulations on personal data, dropping an initial hint about how she plans to use new powers against tech companies

Samsung folding phone to launch after screen problem delay

Sep 5, 2019

Samsung says it will start selling its highly anticipated folding phone on Friday, after its original launch date was delayed by months because of embarrassing problems with the screen

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Aug 19, 2019

Britain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Jul 15, 2019

The Bank of England has chosen codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing as the face of the country's new 50 pound note

Heather Mills gets UK phone hacking apology, payout

Jul 8, 2019

Heather Mills and her sister have received an apology and a settlement from the defunct News of the World tabloid over the hacking of their phones

UK investigates Amazon investment in food delivery firm

Jul 5, 2019

The U.K. competition watchdog is investigating Amazon's purchase of a significant stake in food delivery service Deliveroo

UK survey shows business leaders cutting back on investment

Jul 4, 2019

A British business association says company directors are holding back on investing in staff and technology amid uncertainty about political changes ahead of the country's departure from the European Union

Report: Hackers using telecoms like 'global spy system'

Jun 25, 2019

Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason says in a report that hackers are breaking into telecoms firms to gain sweeping access to VIPs' call records, location data and device information

US extradition case against Assange set for next year

Jun 14, 2019

A British court has set a date early next year for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face a U.S. attempt to extradite him over his role in revealing classified government information

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

Jun 12, 2019

The Associated Press has identified a phantom LinkedIn profile that appears to use an artificially generated face, and experts say its activity is typical of espionage efforts on the professional networking site

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