The UK government has asked artificial intelligence companies to share more details of how their large language models work. It's in preparation for a global AI summit in the UK in November.
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The UK's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Qualcomm's acquisition of Autotalks. It wants to find out if the deal will hurt competition in the United Kingdom.
EE, which operates one of the biggest mobile networks in the UK, has announced several new AI-based security measures to fight spammers and scammers. The features will be deployed soon.
According to Ofcom, the UK broadband situation has improved over the last year. It said download and upload speeds had improved and that peak-time usage was having a bit less impact on speeds.
Meta announced that it will shut down Facebook News in the UK, France and Germany later this year, as News currently makes up less than 3% of the global content users see in their Facebook feeds.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has ended its investigation into Broadcom's $69 billion acquisition of VMware and published a final report. It has said the acquisition can go ahead.
Virgin Media O2 has announced upgrades to its network in several staycation locations around the UK including Kent, Cornwall, East Sussex, Yorkshire, the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides.
Apple could pull iMessage and FaceTime from the UK if the government passes new measures. Under changes to law, Apple would be forced to disable security features without telling users.
A new amendment to the Online Safety Bill will require a report to be submitted by an expert before Ofcom can decrypt people's messages. It's designed to add balance to the safety bill.
The UK's CMA has provisionally cleared Broadcom's acquisition of VMware. It will hear feedback from interested parties and give its final decision on the matter by the middle of September.
Apple has launched Tap to Pay in the UK. It's currently available to merchants through Revolut and Tyl by NatWest but it will be coming to lost more in the near future. It requires an iPhone Xs.
Mastercard has developed a new AI tool called Consumer Fraud Risk which helps banks to stop people from sending money to scammers. It could help prevent the loss of £100 million every year.
Ofcom has outlined how the upper 6 GHz spectrum band could be used by both Wi-Fi and mobile traffic. It calls the approach 'hybrid sharing' and outlined several ways that it could be implemented.
The consumer rights organization, Which?, has castigated broadband companies in the UK for putting prices up but only delivering mediocre services. Its survey found many customers had issues.
The UK government is going to conduct a review to ensure existing legislation appropriately tackles exploitative and abusive online content. This review is separate from the Online Safety Bill.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has said that it's not happy with Adobe trying to buy Figma. It has asked the companies to provide legally-binding remedies within five days.
Top tech bosses such as Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and Tim Cook, will be personally responsible for ensuring the safety of children on their platforms, according to an Online Safety Bill update.
OpenAI has announced its first international office will be set up in London. It said the city has great talent. OpenAI has been critical of EU AI proposals, so it'll be out of reach in London.
The UK government has seen a lot of interest for a cybersecurity course it is subsidizing. It saw 3,600 applicants apply, a number it describes as a record. Applications must be in today to join.
The government of the UK has announced an AI Diagnostic Fund of £21 million to provide AI tools to aid medical procedures and diagnoses in patients across the National Health Services.
Despite the CMA, the UK antitrust regulator, clearing the suspicions towards Amazon's acquisition of iRobot corporation, the European Commission is still unsure about its effects on the industry.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK initially expressed concerns over the purchase of Roomba vacuum cleaner maker iRobot by Amazon. But, it has now greenlighted the decision.
Vodafone and Three UK have announced plans to merge their UK operations. Both of the companies have found it increasingly difficult to offer services and say a merger will address this issue.
The UK government will hold the first global summit on AI safety this autumn. It will invite countries, tech companies, and researchers to discuss safety measures against potential AI risks.
In what can only be described as a localisation error, users on Twitter have reported that currently available versions of Windows are displaying .ZIP files as postcode files in UK English.
The move to just go around the UK CMA's decision to reject Microsoft's plan to acquire Activision Blizzard is one of a number of options that is reportedly being considered by Microsoft.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has released a document today, which includes commitments from Meta to not use rival's ad data for Facebook Marketplace...but there's a catch.
In a speech today in Brussels, Belgium, Margrethe Vestager, the EVP for the European Commission, offered its reasons why it approved of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
The appeal was made to the CMA's Competition Appeal Tribunal by Microsoft, but it's currently unknown how long the group will take to make a decision on whether or not to overturn the ruling.
Shutterstock has agreed to acquire GIPHY for $53 million from Meta after a UK regulator forced the sale. Meta is taking a huge loss as a result of the sale as it paid around $400 million for GIPHY.
With a £1 billion investment, The UK government has unveiled its National Semiconductor Strategy. The aim is to address security vulnerabilities in the supply chain and ensure national security.
The UK Treasury Committee has said consumer trading and investing in crypto should be regulated as gambling rather than as a financial service. It said crypto has no intrinsic value.
The IBM employee Ian Clifford, who hasn't worked since 2008 but is still being paid, has disclosed that he's suffering from leukaemia. He said his court actions for a pay rise are for his family.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has issued a response to the EU's approval of Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard, and it's clear the two groups have different cloud gaming views.
An inactive IBM employee in the UK sought to get a pay rise to help overcome inflation earlier this year. The employee, Ian Clifford, gets paid via a company health plan but hasn't worked since 2008.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority regulator has banned Microsoft and Activision Blizzard from acquiring an interest in each other's companies without the CMA's prior approval.
After Microsoft's £55 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard was blocked in the UK, the company brought in top legal talent to take the fight to the UK's CMA in a Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has been doing the media rounds today. He said the UK's CMA had made a mistake to block the acquisition by Microsoft and said the company will appeal.
In an interview with the BBC, Microsoft President Brad Smith said this week's decision to block its Activision Blizzard purchase makes the EU "a more attractive place to start a business" than the UK.
A new bill in the UK could help to fight subscription traps and fake reviews that cost UK consumers £1.6 billion every year. It will also help restrain big tech and give smaller companies a chance.