UK facial recognition gamekeeper turns poacher
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Tuesday, 12 December 2023 11:33

UK facial recognition gamekeeper turns poacher


Fraser Sampson resigns after controversial decision and joins “enemy”

The recently-departed watchdog in charge of monitoring technology in UK has joined the private firm he controversially approved.

Brits make Amazon and Facebook sign data pledge
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Can’t sell it to give them an unfair advantage

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has made Facebook and Amazon promise not to sell third-party seller data that gives it an unfair commercial advantage.

Signal plans to leave the UK
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Monday, 25 September 2023 11:01

Signal plans to leave the UK


We will not allow spooks to spy on users

The Signal Foundation, which maintains the nonprofit Signal messaging app, has confirmed that it will leave the UK due to the country's recently passed Online Safety Bill.

UK puts Microsoft-Activision deal back on  the table
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After everyone in the world said it was OK

The red-faced UK Competition and Markets Authority has made a rare move to put Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition back on the table.

UK telco watchdog Ofcom hacked
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Tuesday, 13 June 2023 10:45

UK telco watchdog Ofcom hacked


MOVEit

Hackers responsible for the MOVEit cyberattack broke into the UK communications regulator Ofcom and stole information about companies it regulates, as well as its own employees.

Wagner-style hackers are after the UK
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Thursday, 20 April 2023 11:31

Wagner-style hackers are after the UK


National Cyber Security Centre shin-dig hears

Russia-aligned cyber groups sympathetic to the invasion of Ukraine have been trying to disrupt or destroy the UK’s infrastructure, according to Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden.

UK’s Royal Mint drops NFT plans
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Tuesday, 28 March 2023 11:51

UK’s Royal Mint drops NFT plans


The economy is in enough of a mess

UK Prime Minster Rishi Sunak’s attempt to sign the country up to an NFT financial system has been mercifully dropped.

UK Tories whinge that Google’s chatbot hates them
Published in AI


Thinks it has a left-wing bias

The UK Conservative party is complaining that Google’s new Bard AI based chatbot hates them and believes it is producing results with a left-wing bias.

UK brings in national mobile phone alert
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Monday, 20 March 2023 11:34

UK brings in national mobile phone alert


Will warn you if there are tomatos avaliable in your supermarket 

Post-Brexit turnip-eaters, the UK have bought in a government-backed public warning system, in which alerts are sent to mobile phone users about events that may put their life in danger.

UK invests £900 million in a new supercomputer
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After Brexit UK fears falling behind in the AI race 

The UK, which once had an Empire and a favoured status in Europe, is having to invest in its own supercomputer as it fears falling behind the rest of the world in artificial intelligence.