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Jetting into the future with SkyDriver

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The domestic use of flying cars is a fast growing sector, one likely to be a trillion-dollar industry by 2040. Currently, multiple well-known companies are in the midst of developing and testing the futuristic vehicles. Uber being amongst them, is looking to expand its company to UberAir by 2023.   In recent weeks, a Japanese start-up company, SkyDriver – which …

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Cybercrime: What do I need to know?

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On October 5th, Europol released their annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2020. The document is crucial in times of massive technological progression, and the enhanced use of technology by criminal organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, it outlines the relationship between cybercrime and matters of artificial intelligence (AI), human trafficking or the darkweb.  With the release of …

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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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