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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just 5% of eligible households in the UK are subscribed to a social broadband tariff. They are priced more reasonably for people on welfare who have tighter budgets but still need internet access.
Smarty, Giffgaff, and iD Mobile have been named as the best-value mobile providers in the UK by Which? Tesco Mobile was the best provider of service overall but recently raised prices a lot.
The UK will test out an emergency alert system on Sunday afternoon. It will display an alert, emit a siren-like sound, and make your device vibrate. You shouldn't check the message if you're driving.
Vodafone UK broadband customers have been unable to get online this morning. Reports started coming in at 8:00 a.m. BST and the company is yet to rectify the issue at the time of writing.
Book Depository, a UK-based online bookstore owned by Amazon, will close down on April 26. Both Book Depository and Amazon confirmed the closure of the website, it's likely a result of Amazon's cuts.
Ofcom has proposed that the competition watchdog in the UK investigate cloud providers like Microsoft and Amazon AWS to see if they're engaged in anti-competitive practices after it noticed issues.
Ofcom says it's going to take measures against broadband providers for failing to implement the One Touch Switch (OTS) process by the April 3 deadline. OTS would allow for easier broadband switching.
Ofcom has looked at the online viewing habits of children in the UK. It found that videos focused on gossip, conflict, and controversy were among the most popular videos being consumed.
The UK government and Royal Mint have abandoned plans to mint non-fungible tokens. The decision will be kept under review but was dropped for now following consultations between the two entities.
The UK government has banned TikTok from being used on government devices. It said the ban was a precautionary one as the app requires sensitive data permissions, and they could be misused.