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The Voice of the Industry: Fixing the gender diversity travesty

Very few people alive today can remember the era when women couldn’t vote. As laws and attitudes continue to improve, many argue that society has arrived at the destination of gender equality. That illusion has been violently shattered in recent months. A scandal in Hollywood has once again raised the question of sexual harassment at… Read More

Accuweather found to be sharing location data without users’ permission

Accuweather has been found to be sending location data even when the user has turned off location sharing. The weather app, one of the most popular for iOS, ostensibly collects location data in order to be able to send users localised weather reports and updates. When doing so, it also sends some information to a… Read More

At last, a fire regulation for cables inside a building – and that includes data centres

Barry Elliott, Director at Capitoline, introduces new fire regulations which are increasingly relevant in the UK data centre market… Building fires are regularly in the news, from the devastating tower block fire in London to the lesser publicised fires in data centres. I’m personally aware of at least 45 fires in data centres around the world… Read More

Google hit with record-breaking €2.42bn antitrust fine

The European Commission has announced a record-breaking 2.42 billion euro fine has been levied on Google for breaking EU antitrust regulations. The fine was calculated based on Google’s reported earnings from its comparison shopping service in the 13 EEA countries involved. The company has 90 days to correct unfair practices and may face civil actions for… Read More

Waymo testing self-driving semi trucks

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo is currently testing self-driving trucks, putting the company’s autonomous hardware and software to the test in a Class-8 semi on a private track in California. Road tests are expected to follow later this year in Arizona, although a spokesperson declined to comment on the specific location or timing of the trials. The… Read More

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