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UK Government readies £500m investment into OneWeb satellite infrastructure

The UK Government is ready to invest up to £500m for a 20 percent stake in OneWeb, the British satellite Internet company which filed for bankruptcy in March.

OneWeb filed for bankruptcy in the US after coronavirus halted its attempts to secure funding for a commercial launch.


Building trust into our technologies: democracy’s path forward in the present pandemic

For the first time in history, many elections will have to happen without in-person voting. In the US, we have already witnessed the pandemic’s impact on the Democratic Primaries, many of which continue to be postponed and mired in massive legal controversies. Throughout the ongoing pandemic, leaders continue to hotly debate whether or not elections that rely on in-person voting ask citizens to make a decision between civic participation and personal safety.


Democracy and the birth of ‘Clean AI’

Despite Cambridge Analytica waking the world up to the manipulative power of AI, algorithmic encroachment on the democratic process shows no signs of abating. Dr. Christian de Vartavan says coding transparency is needed to ensure AI enhances democracy, rather than derails it


Google and Facebook shelve US-China subsea cable plan

Plans for a subsea cable system linking Los Angeles directly to China and Hong Kong have been abandoned over concerns about a third-party backer’s ties to Beijing.

Google and Facebook applied to the US regulator, the FCC, for more modest plans for the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), that stop in the Philippines and Taiwan, three years after the tech giants announced what would have been the first submarine cable to directly connect Hong Kong and the US.


ARM ‘told to suspend business with Huawei’

The UK-based company said it was ‘complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the US government’ UK-based chip designer ARM has reportedly informed employees not to work with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Internal documents obtained by the BBC reportedly tell staff to suspend “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements”… Read More