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UK’s cyber spies embrace the AI revolution

Cyber spies at Britain’s GCHQ say they have fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover patterns in vast amounts of global data to counter hostile disinformation a...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

UK watchdog voices concern over $9.2 billion eBay-Adevinta deal

The UK competition watchdog has raised concerns over Adevinta’s planned acquisition of US e-commerce group eBay’s classified ads business, sending the Norwegian company...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook faces another UK class action after data harvesting scandal

Facebook is facing a second London High Court class action over allegations it failed to protect the personal details of about one million people in England and Wales, in the lates...

Facebook

UK’s competition watchdog begins probe into Facebook’s Giphy deal

UK’s competition watchdog has launched its first evaluation of Facebook Inc’s completed acquisition of GIF website Giphy, in a time when the social networking network i...

Platform News: Google search engine team

Google’s global workforce to form a union alliance

Google employees from throughout the world are forming a marriage alliance, weeks after employees at the search engine giant along with other units of parent firm Alphabet formed a...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

UK hospitals use blockchain to track COVID-19 vaccines

Two British hospitals have been using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the businesses behind the initiative ...

UK

London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record sum of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, ac...

Platform News: Google

UK’s competition watchdog to probe Google’s browser changes

The UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation to Google’s suggestions to get rid of third-party cookies and other functions from the Chr...

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UK competition watchdog to probe Nvidia’s Arm takeover

The UK’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it would start an investigation into Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion agreement to buy UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings.

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

UK broadcaster talkRADIO reinstated on YouTube

UK radio station talkRADIO on Tuesday said that YouTube had reinstated its channel from the video-sharing platform after a review.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook to move its UK users to California terms, avoiding EU privacy rules

Facebook will change all of its users from the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, transferring them from their present relationship ...

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Facebook and Twitter face UK fines if fail on harmful content

Facebook, Twitter and TikTok face fines of around 10% of earnings if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal material under legislation proposed by the UK on Tuesday.

Platform News: Google search engine team

Google, adtech firms hit with fresh EU privacy complaints

Google and other digital advertising businesses were struck with fresh privacy complaints to national watchdogs in six EU nations on Thursday on how that they sell advertisements t...

Facebook

US Treasury: G7 finance officials back need to regulate digital currencies

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 advanced markets strongly supported the need to regulate digital monies, the US Treasury Department said in a statement on Monday ...