Technology

UK Parliament has ditched its TikTok account and deleted all content just a week after it launched, following China’s decision to sanction some MPs and peers. Downing Street and all UK politicians have been urged to do the same because of concerns over the app’s links to China. The @ukparliament account on TikTok was closed down today (August 3) on the...

Government’s flagship online safety bill may be sunk by next PM

The government’s flagship online safety bill - designed to protect children from harm - faces being scrapped due to a lack of Commons time and more Tory infighting. Online safety campaigners fear the next prime minister could scrap the bill...

Priti Patel approves Julian Assange’s extradition to US ‘hell hole’

Julian Assange can be extradited to the US after UK home secretary Priti Patel approved the request. Wikileaks – the organisation founded by Assange - immediately confirmed it will appeal...

Sheryl Sandberg to step down as Meta COO after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg joined Facebook to "be the adult in the room" back in 2008. Since then, she has overseen astronomical growth in profits, particularly in advertising revenue, but she...

MPs want Elon Musk at parliament to explain plans for Twitter

MPs have invited billionaire Elon Musk to give evidence to a parliament committee about his plans for Twitter. Concerns have been raised over Musk’s intent to champion “free speech”...
Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill to be presented in Parliament today

Today, the government will finally introduce the long-awaited Online Safety Bill into Parliament. The legislation is to tackle harmful online content and introduces tough sanctions for big tech corporations for failing to cooperate with...

Rayner accuses Johnson of ‘corruption, plain and simple’ over Downing Street flat refurb

Angela Rayner has accused the prime minister of “corruption, plain and simple” and said Boris Johnson has “questions to answer” over allegations of cash-for-access to ministers relating to the Downing Street flat refurbishment. The latest...

Markets fall after Moderna boss admits vaccine fears; military to assist ‘jab army’ in...

The London FTSE 100 index has fallen further following concerns raised about the effectiveness of Covid vaccines against the new Omicron variant. The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Moderna has predicted a “material drop” in the...

‘Jurassic’ MP provokes Tory fury in sleaze row; Red Wall MP’s backlash as HS2-Leeds...

A veteran Conservative MP has provoked his party’s fury by blocking the report at the heart of the sleaze row that has engulfed the Tories. Further dismay within party ranks has come with reports that...

UK’s carbon-zero plan for 440,000 jobs and £90bn investment; PM’s £400m deal with Bill...

The UK’s plan to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 will “secure” 440,000 green jobs and “unlock” £90 billion in private investment, according to ministers. With the start of Cop26 in Glasgow less than two...