Technology

The UK’s intelligence agencies will form a key part of a new crackdown on text scammers and fraud to be announced by the government. Technology used for mass texting of phones will be restricted and a clampdown on cold calls selling financial products will help combat fraud, which is now the most common crime in the UK costing almost £7...
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New UK AI regulations ‘light touch’ among ChatGPT hype

Last week, the government published new UK AI regulations. The white paper outlines the government's strategy, falling short of delivering new legislation that the government fears could stifle growth. Rather than imposing "heavy-handed legislation", the government calls for "responsible...

TikTok banned by Greater London Authority and across Westminster

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has become the latest UK organisation to block staff from having TikTok on their devices. Security concerns over the Chinese social media app are being...

Silicon Valley Bank Collapse and its UK Impact

Although HSBC stepped in to rescue the UK branch, the fallout from the Silicon Valley Bank collapse will likely ripple on. In an open letter to banking regulators and...

‘Seismic change’ needed if ‘toxic’ UK wants to launch satellites again

MPs have been told to spend money on hospitals instead of launching satellites following the “absolute disaster” of Virgin Orbit’s mission from Cornwall. Britain is seen as “toxic” after that...

Sunak set for first Commons defeat over online safety bill

Rishi Sunak is facing his first defeat in the House of Commons over the online safety bill and plans to fine social media bosses rather than jailing them for failing to protect children from...
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Clean energy breakthrough delivers carbon-free energy supply

On 5 December, scientists in the US successfully completed a nuclear fusion experiment with a net energy gain. Experts believe that this clean energy breakthrough could deliver a "clean energy source that could revolutionise...
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Big tech job cuts continue as Meta set to lay off 11,000

Having spent billions on research and development in the process of the creation of the metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that the company intends to lay off more than 10,000 employees. Big tech job...

Truss’s phone hacked by Russia – calls for urgent investigation

“Extremely serious” and “concerning” reports that Liz Truss’s phone was hacked by Russia must be investigated say Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Truss’s personal phone was allegedly hacked by Russian agents during the summer Tory...

Parliament quits TikTok over security fears, No 10 urged to follow suit

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...