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The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally given the go ahead of the acquisition of Avast by NortonLifeLock. It said the merger won't give the firm a monopoly position.
Citizens Advice wants Ofcom to ban the loyalty penalty. Customers who stay with their mobile or broadband provider after their contract ends are hit with high costs. It's hurting low earners the most.
Apple is set to open its new Brompton Road store in London on Thursday. In anticipation of the opening, it has shared some pictures of the store and given some insights into the design.
Amazon has announced price rises for Prime membership in European countries. Brits will face a 20% rise, Germans will see a 30% rise and the Spanish, Italians, and French will see rises of up to 43%.
The UK government has decided not to regulate video game loot boxes under gambling legislation. Despite this, it wants game publishers to tell players their odds of winning certain items.
The UK's Ministry of Defence is creating the Defence Centre for AI Research to figure out how it can use artificial intelligence ethically in defence contexts. It also hopes it boosts the UK economy.
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resignation, the Online Safety Bill has been postponed. There are speculations that it will be discarded, however, it depends on the new Prime Minister.
Ofcom has named and shamed the worst broadband and mobile companies in a new report. It has ranked each of the companies based on the number of complaints that have been received from customers.
The FBI and MI5 have issued a joint statement, sternly calling out China for its interference in other countries through digital means. They have also asked western tech companies to stay vigilant.
Priti Patel, the UK home secretary, has pretty much confirmed that the Online Safety Bill will kill end-to-end encryption in messaging apps like WhatsApp as companies are forced to scan messages.
A UK regulator has begun its investigation of Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard to determine its potential impacts. The deal is already being probed in the U.S. too.
The UK and Republic of Korea have signed a data adequacy agreement that will allow the two countries to transfer data between each other. The countries also agreed for the protection of this data.
The UK is making changes to the Online Safety Bill which will means online platforms have to fight state-sponsored disinformation. Failure to comply will result in fines and blocks.
The UK government has outlined plans to improve the NHS App. The plans will bring down barriers between patients and doctors helping to ensure more people get the treatment they need.
The UK government has got broadband and mobile companies to commit to helping those struggling to pay broadband and mobile bills. The plans are multifaceted including advertising social tariffs.
Ofcom has launched a campaign with a TikTok influencer to encourage young people to report harmful content. It found just one in six young people were reporting harmful content they saw online.
As a part of its five-year digital strategy, Middlesbrough College in the UK is lending Surface devices to its students. The college principal has said that this will end digital poverty on campus.
The UK is thinking about changing laws around cookies to reduce how many pop-ups users see when they visit websites. Politicians are seeking an opt-out mechanism rather than an opt-in.
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal has dealt a heavy blow to Meta in its $400 million acquisition of Giphy, ruling that other regulators were correct to raise their antitrust concerns.
Which? has found that broadband companies are not doing enough to advertise their social tariff broadband plans. It said vulnerable customers are missing out on savings of up to £250 per year.
The UK has unveiled a new Digital Strategy to ensure it becomes a tech superpower in the coming years. It emphasises a low regulation regime and closing the digital skills gaps that exist.
The UK's Ministry of Defence has acquired a quantum computer from Orca Computing. It's the first government department to buy a quantum computer because the technology is still being developed.
The UK Treasury has outlined plans to regulate the stablecoin market to help better protect consumers. It could protect investors if other stablecoins collapse like TerraUSD did this month.
The UK government has said it's investing £164 million to upgrade 5,000 public buildings with gigabit broadband. It will mean nearby premises get faster speeds too as they'll be easier to reach.
Cinemas in the UK will begin accepting two digital IDs from today to smooth the process for children to see age-restricted films. The two supported apps are Yoti and Post Office EasyID.
Ofcom's latest Connected Nations report has found that 66% of homes in the UK can now access gigabit broadband ensuring they are prepared for a data-heavy future. 5G is also making progress.
People in the UK are saving £110 on average per year by switching providers when their contract is nearing its end. Ofcom makes providers notify customers that their current contract is due to end.
OneWeb is working with New Space India Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO, to launch its internet delivery satellites into orbit. It comes after OneWeb cut ties with Russia over the war in Ukraine.
UK households are cutting down on streaming subscriptions to save money for the higher cost of living in the region. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the least likely to be cancelled.
Sky has launched a new programme called Sky Up which will help under 25's and over 65's get connected to the internet. It wants these groups confident enough to benefit from the net.
Three UK has revealed in a report that 5G usage grew on its network by 385% between 2020 and 2021. With such growth, it managed to overtake 3G, which is where the company gets its name from.
The UK government has announced that it's planning to regulate stablecoins. This would ensure that they're reliable and safe. It's also seeking to improve the tax system for cryptoassets.
The UK government has told the gaming industry to stop giving kids access to loot boxes over fears that it leads to gambling addiction. It wants them to self-regulate but is open to legislating.
The City of London Police has arrested two teenagers and charged them with several crimes. They are suspected to be members of the hacking group Lapsus$ which has carried out several hacks.
Uber has been given a 30-month license by Transport for London to operate in the UK's capital city. The two parties have been arguing over the license for five years now as TfL had concerns.
A prominent member of the Lapsus$ hacking group has supposedly been identified as a 16-year-old boy; seven of the group's members have also been arrested by the City of London Police.
The UK government is introducing its Online Safety Bill before parliament today for its first reading. MPs will be able to debate on the wide-ranging legislation that could bring age checks for porn.
According to a new report, UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Nadine Dorries met with Microsoft officials and asked them about when they are "going to get rid of the algorithms".
Apple has published a 47-page retaliation against the UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) complaining about its walled garden approach when it comes to the iPhone, App Store, and WebKit.