UK could jail social media bosses
If they don't do enough to protect children
The UK’s Online Safety Bill could be amended to include jail terms for social media bosses who fail to meet the requirements of the law.
Happy Christmas you have lung cancer
Doctor's surgery sends mixed messages
A UK general practitioner surgery accidentally mixed up its Christmas email to customers and instead texted them with a message that they had been diagnosed with "aggressive lung cancer with metastases."
Government departments cannot buy Chinese cameras
UK fears more footage of snogging Tory ministers being leaked
UK government has ordered its departments to stop installing surveillance cameras made by Chinese companies due to concerns over security, data theft and pictures of Tory ministers snogging their aides.
British spooks scan every Internet connected device
You can't be trusted to do it yourself
UK spooks at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are scanning all Internet-exposed devices hosted in the UK for vulnerabilities.
UK companies using "emotional analysis" tech face fines
Information commissioner warns that it is pseudoscientific
The UK information commissioner has warned companies to steer clear of “emotional analysis” technologies or face fines, ranking it with phrenology and leech therapy.
UK government watchdog asks public what it thinks of Activision Blizzard deal
Because asking the British public works so well
The UK government is asking the public's opinion on Xbox's acquisition of Activision Blizzard despite its recent poor track record on making the right choice.
US and UK enact data agreement
All your data can be fondled by cops on both sides of the big water
The Data Access Agreement (DAA), by which the US and UK have agreed how one country can respond to lawful data demands from police and investigators in the other is now up and running.
UK robotic expert says AI is our friend
You just need to know it better
The head of the UK's largest and most advanced robotics centre has said that society needs to prepare for the increased integration of robots but shouldn't fear the rise of artificial intelligence (AI).
Teen arrested for GTA 6 leaks
Likely to be connected to Rockstar's security breach
Inspector Knacker of the Yard has fingered the collar of a teen who is suspected of hacking Rock Star and leaking shedloads of videos and screen shots from the forthcoming GTA 6 game.
UK watchdog worried about Volish Activision-Blizzard take over
Wants an "in-depth investigation"
UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended an "in-depth investigation" into Microsoft's acquisition of Activsion-Blizzard.