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The truth behind why the UK banned 5G “Global Leader” Huawei

From mandatory masks to preaching politicians, life in lockdown can be more than unpredictable. And now with the latest in technology, we need to take a look at what’s really been going on behind the scenes. Nearly 8 months after the UK said they’d allow Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G networks, the UK …

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Snapshot Update: An obstacle to Google’s $1.2bn acquisition of Fitbit

EU Regulators have demanded that Google restrain from using Fitbit’s health data to improve its search engine, in return for EU approval of the deal. Previously, Google pledged not to utilise the data to boost advertising, but this promise was not enough to satisfy EU regulators. However, after a landmark case against Apple, where the …

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Snapshot: Microsoft gets Slacked

Communications platform Slack has filed a claim before the European Commission against its rival, Microsoft Teams. Slack argues that Teams’ parent company, Microsoft, is unfairly promoting Teams with the Microsoft Office 365 package. According to Slack, Microsoft are abusing their competitive advantage by making it difficult for customers to switch from Teams once they use …

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Snapshot Update: Uber makes a splash

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Uber Boat has recently announced their formal partnership with Thames Clippers, offering an alternative method of transport to tourists and commuters in London by ferry. Although the commuter ferries will be branded with the Uber logo, operations will remain under the control of Thames Clippers. Commenting on the partnership, Sean Collins, CEO of Thames Clippers, …

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What type of phishing attacks to look out for during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Sorry to disappoint, but it looks like the Coronavirus crisis is here to stay and, as long as it stays, people with bad intentions will continue to exploit this crisis and play on the vulnerable fears of people. One of the most successful methods malicious actors use to spread their nefarious phishing campaigns is through …

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Trump, Facebook and Twitter – The Tale of an Executive Order

In relation to the large-scale BLM protests in the US prompted by the killing of George Floyd last month, President Trump took time off his day to tweet the following: ‘‘When the looting starts the shooting starts”. His tweet has understandably been the subject of public outrage, not only because of the violent nature of …

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The Electric Truck Market: Tesla, Nikola… or Hyliion?

Just a few years back Tesla was praised by the newspapers for creating a ‘micro-monopoly’ over the luxury electric-cars market, but now it is facing more and more competition when it comes to the production of electric trucks. After going public earlier this month, Nikola’s stock has seen a huge increase and investors regard it …

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Fintech: What is it and What is the Hype?

“Fintech”. A word many people may come across and not exactly understand what it means. Fintech more simply is short for financial technology and refers to technologies and business models which are rapidly changing the financial services industry. Fintech is used on a day to day basis by millions around the world for acts such …

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Three years on from WannaCry… What happened and what have we learnt from it

12 May 2017 appeared to be the end of the world, as BBC News, Sky News and other major news publications were reporting that the National Health Services (NHS) had just been hit with a devastating Cyberattack – specifically a Ransomware attack called Wannacry. I remember watching the news and just thinking of how serious …

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