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Google staff pledge cash to striking workmates

Google staff pledge cash to striking workmates

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new search app would reportedly “blacklist sensitive queries” Google staff have pledged $200,000 (£157,000) to engineers if they go on strike over the firm’s work on a censored search engine for China. A prominent Google engineer started the fund after reports suggested it would avoid standard internal checks. The […]

Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Mr Gyimah said he would be voting against Mrs May’s Brexit deal A minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU’s Galileo satellite-navigation system shows the UK will be “hammered” in negotiations over a Brexit deal. Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May […]

Ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch charged with fraud in the US

Ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch charged with fraud in the US

Image caption Mike Lynch’s lawyers say he will “vigorously defend the charges” Mike Lynch, the former chief executive of software giant Autonomy, has been charged with fraud in the US. The charge, which carries a maximum term of 20 years, relates to Autonomy’s $11bn sale in 2011 to computer giant Hewlett-Packard. Autonomy was seen as […]

Carphone Warehouse faces Black Friday backlash

Carphone Warehouse faces Black Friday backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mobiles.co.uk offered Phone XR contracts at cheaper rates than could be attained directly from Vodafone or other operators Carphone Warehouse-owned website Mobiles.co.uk and other online phone retailers are facing a backlash from customers wrongly refused Black Friday smartphone deals. A problem with Vodafone’s credit check systems meant that some […]

Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

New Zealand government’s move to prevent Huawei supplying a local mobile network with 5G equipment has raised questions about why the UK appears less concerned about use of the Chinese company’s technology. A press release from Spark, the New Zealand company involved, said it had been deemed that the deployment posed “significant security risks” – […]

Google urged to drop Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

Google urged to drop Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new search app would block search terms like human rights and religion Staff at Google have called on the search giant to end work on a controversial search engine project for China. Called Dragonfly, the search engine would be a censored version developed with the aid of the […]

Kent Police stop using crime predicting software

Kent Police stop using crime predicting software

Image caption The predictive policing software was pioneered in Los Angeles Computer software intended to predict where and when crimes would occur has been scrapped by a police force. Kent Police was the first force in England and Wales to introduce the “predictive policing” system in 2013. Supt John Phillips said it was “challenging” to […]

Facebook documents seized by MPs investigating privacy breach

Facebook documents seized by MPs investigating privacy breach

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook A cache of Facebook documents has been seized by MPs investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Rarely used parliamentary powers were used to demand that the boss of a US software firm hand over the details. The Observer, which first reported the story, said the documents included data about Facebook’s privacy […]

Samsung apologises to sick factory workers

Samsung apologises to sick factory workers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Samsung boss Kim Ki-nam delivered the formal apology Samsung has formally apologised to employees who fell sick or died after working in its factories. In the apology, Samsung president Kim Ki-nam said staff and families had “suffered” because the South Korean company had been too slow to act. Earlier this […]

Residents revolt over Facebook group 'sale'

Residents revolt over Facebook group 'sale'

Image copyright Getty Images Members of a London community Facebook group are furious after the rights to run it were sold on to another party not from the area. Group members then became angry at claims that the new administrators wanted them to pay to promote their local businesses to each other. Facebook does not […]