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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of its network modernization plan, Vodafone has expanded its 5G network to 12 more locations across the United Kingdom. The company also plans to retire its legacy 3G network in 2023.
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.
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority is clamping down on Bitcoin ATMs because they do not implement Know Your Customer (KYC) measures. Those who don't comply will face further action.
Vodafone has begun deploying OpenRAN technology in towns and villages around the UK that suffer from bad connectivity. It will eventually roll out 2,500 OpenRAN sites around the UK by 2027.
EE has announced the deployment of 200 small cells around the country. They will provide additional 4G coverage and boost the overall capacity of EE's networks which will provide a better experience.
Vodafone has been rolling out 4G technology on phone booths around certain areas to increase the capacity and performance of its network. These will help as customers continue to consume more data.
Deliveroo has announced that it will be doubling the number of partners in Birmingham, UK, after seeing a 300% increase in usage in the area between February 2020 and December 2021.
The UK is delaying one of its goals to remove Huawei equipment from 5G networks. Operators now have until July 2023 to cut Huawei equipment usage down to 35%, instead of January 2023.
The United Kingdom is passing Online Safety Bill that will require porn websites to prevent underage access by putting in place an age verification system that will confirm they are over 18 years.
Raspberry Pi will be doing three pop-up stores around the UK this year to celebrate three years of its Cambridge store. The pop-up store will be coming to Edinburgh, London, and Newcastle.