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UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks

Amid ongoing concerns about security risks posed by the involvement of Chinese tech giant Huawei in 5G supply, the U.K. government has published a review of the telecoms supply chain, which concludes

No technical reason to exclude Huawei as 5G supplier, says UK committee

A UK parliamentary committee has concluded there are no technical grounds for excluding Chinese network kit vendor Huawei from the country’s 5G networks. In a letter from the chair of the Science
UK law review eyes abusive trends like deepfaked porn and cyber flashing

UK law review eyes abusive trends like deepfaked porn and cyber flashing

The UK government has announced the next phase of a review of the law around the making and sharing of non-consensual intimate images, with ministers saying they want to ensure it keeps pace with

UK age checks for online porn delayed after bureaucratic cock-up

The UK government has delayed the introduction of mandatory age verification for accessing online pornography — blaming an administrative cock-up. The controversial scheme had been due to launch on

UK sets out safety-focused plan to regulate Internet firms

The UK government has laid out proposals to regulate online and social media platforms, setting out the substance of its long-awaited White Paper on online harms today — and kicking off a public
May to ask Merkel and Macron for short article 50 extension

May to ask Merkel and Macron for short article 50 extension

Prime minister claims Brexit discussions with Labour have serious chance of successAll of the day’s latest Brexit news - live updatesTheresa May will travel to meet Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel
YouTube tightens restrictions on channel of UK far right activist — but no ban

YouTube tightens restrictions on channel of UK far right activist — but no ban

YouTube has placed new restrictions on the channel of a UK far right activist which are intended to make hate speech less easy to discover on its platform. Restrictions on Stephen Yaxley-Lennon’s

YouTube under pressure to ban UK Far Right activist after livestreamed intimidation

The continued presence of a UK Far Right activist on YouTube’s platform has been raised by the deputy leader of the official opposition during ministerial questions in the House of Commons today.
After Months of Ducking Brits, Mark Zuckerberg Finds 30 Minutes to Chat With UK Minister

After Months of Ducking Brits, Mark Zuckerberg Finds 30 Minutes to Chat With UK Minister

Almost a year ago, UK members of parliament asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in person about how Facebook handles data privacy and online misinformation. And like Neo dodging bullets in

The UK government finally pins down Mark Zuckerberg

The UK government has been trying for the best part of a year to get Mark Zuckerberg in front of it. Now, after being repeatedly given the run-around by the Facebook CEO, it looks like it might
The decline of high-quality journalism is a market failure, says an official UK report

The decline of high-quality journalism is a market failure, says an official UK report

The Cairncross review has recommendations for supporting quality media.

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times
No-deal Brexit could revive mobile roaming fees, minister confirms

No-deal Brexit could revive mobile roaming fees, minister confirms

Charges for phone use abroad would depend on operators’ commercial arrangementsThe government has formally announced that UK nationals could face high roaming charges for using their mobile phones in
FOBTs row: minister quit over claim pro-gambling MP secured delay

FOBTs row: minister quit over claim pro-gambling MP secured delay

Tracey Crouch ‘furious’ over private meeting between culture secretary and Philip DaviesThe sports minister Tracey Crouch resigned because she believed pro-gambling MP Philip Davies successfully went
What are the odds? Minister puts principles first and resigns over FOBTs | John Crace

What are the odds? Minister puts principles first and resigns over FOBTs | John Crace

Tracy Crouch’s resignation displays a sense of morality at odds with Tory excuses over FOBT reform delays Where’s Tracey? That was what was uppermost in the minds of every MP at departmental questions
Jeremy Wright turns his inconsiderable mind to defending the indefensible | John Crace

Jeremy Wright turns his inconsiderable mind to defending the indefensible | John Crace

Culture secretary’s excuses over FOBT reform delays prove too much even for his own partyWhere’s Tracey? That was what was uppermost in the minds of every MP at departmental questions for digital,

Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t

The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee’s call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a
Dancing, dogs and the dumbest of spies: is truth stranger than fiction?

Dancing, dogs and the dumbest of spies: is truth stranger than fiction?

Also this week: surreal sights at the Tory summit help me create the ultimate Bear Grylls-style TV showMondayOne of the more stressful things about the Conservative party conference is that there is
U.K. Culture Secretary: Supporting Broadcasters ‘Vital’ to Brexit Negotiations

U.K. Culture Secretary: Supporting Broadcasters ‘Vital’ to Brexit Negotiations

Britain’s minister for culture Jeremy Wright has sought to reassure U.K. broadcasters with concerns of how on-going Brexit negotiations might affect the sector. Speaking Wednesday afternoon at the

UK sets out plan to spend billions on fiber and 5G broadband for all

The UK government has set out a package of measures it’s hoping will futureproof domestic networks and boost international competitiveness by supporting a nationwide rollout of full fiber broadband