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British fact-checking charity secures AI grant from Google

The spread of false information online has been highlighted as an ongoing threat to society, democracy and elections A British fact-checking firm is to receive a share of 25 million dollars (£19.1 million) worth of Google investment after being chosen as a winner in an AI competition. Full Fact was named among the 20 winners… Read More


Minister denies UK has given Huawei green light to supply 5G infrastructure

A report in The Daily Telegraph claimed that the PM had given the Chinese hardware giant the go-ahead to help build the next-gen mobile network in the UK Digital Minister Margot James has dismissed reports that the PM has given Huawei the go-ahead to work on the UK’s 5G network. It had been suggested that Theresa… Read More


Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

Huawei is at the centre of US-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. Huawei is launching a US court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd’s announcement comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment… Read More


Microsoft defends US military contact amid employee outcry

Last week, in a joint letter, Microsoft workers demanded bosses cancel the contract and cease developing any and all weapons technologies Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has stood by a company contract with the US military, in response to concerns raised by employees that its technology could be used to develop weapons. In November, the… Read More


EU democracy orgs hit by cyber attacks, Microsoft reveals

Microsoft is making its threat detection system more widely available to mitigate meddling in upcoming polls Microsoft says it has detected cyber attacks targeting think tanks and non-profit organisations across Europe in the lead-up to European Parliament elections. Between September and December, the computing firm discovered that more than 100 accounts belonging to organisations’ employees… Read More



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