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Three and EE dispute advert claim as 5G competition escalates

UK telecom operator EE has filed a complaint against rival company Three, over its 5G advertising campaign claiming “If it’s not Three, it’s not real 5G,” according to The Guardian. The dispute comes after Three switched on a portion of its 5G...

Already lagging in tech, Germany’s central bank warns of looming recession

Germany’s central bank has warned that a recession is likely, thanks to a dip in exports and industrial production that has led the economy to shrink for a second quarter in a row, according to the Financial Times. The downturn threatens an...

US legislator joins international inquiry into disinformation on social media

An international effort to investigate  disinformation through social media platforms and tech giants has gained its first US legislator as a member, adding weight to requests for US-based tech executives to appear as witnesses before the committee, according to Tech Crunch.  The...

UK privacy advocates describe “epidemic” of facial recognition, as government opens investigation

The use of facial recognition technology in Britain’s public spaces is reaching “epidemic” proportions, according to an investigation by the UK privacy group Big Brother Watch (BBW).  Their findings were published a day after news that the government’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)...

British Airways to offer VR headsets for first-class passengers

British Airways has announced plans to offer virtual reality (VR) headsets for first-class passengers on select flights between London and New York, starting immediately and continuing until the end of this year, according to The Verge. The pilot program will offer...

innovation

Three and EE dispute advert claim as 5G competition escalates

UK telecom operator EE has filed a complaint against rival company Three, over its 5G advertising campaign claiming “If it’s not Three, it’s not real 5G,” according to The Guardian. The dispute comes after Three switched on a portion of its 5G...

British Airways to offer VR headsets for first-class passengers

British Airways has announced plans to offer virtual reality (VR) headsets for first-class passengers on select flights between London and New York, starting immediately and continuing until the end of this year, according to The Verge. The pilot program will offer...

finance

Already lagging in tech, Germany’s central bank warns of looming recession

Germany’s central bank has warned that a recession is likely, thanks to a dip in exports and industrial production that has led the economy to shrink for a second quarter in a row, according to the Financial Times. The downturn threatens an...

Just Eats and Takeaway are set to merge, forming one of the world’s largest food delivery platforms

Two of Europe’s top food delivery services announced that a merger is already well underway this week. Just Eat and Takeaway.com said they are in the “advanced stages” of merging their companies, each of which has a market cap around...

intellectual-property

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Why France’s startups can no longer “Pitch”

A strange battle is taking place in France right now. A cake maker is threatening startups of legal action for using the word “pitch”. This could seem like a comical slip-up if it weren’t, in fact, tragic for France’s image...

What is FreeSense, and why might it create more problems than it solves?

Objects fitting the IoT (Internet of Things) definition present the challenge of balancing security with ease of use. Those who design and use them have been struggling to balance this equation. A recent discovery by researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University,...