Tech News from the UK
Honor has confirmed that the Honor 20 and possibly other phones in the series will launch on May 21 in London. This London launch event marks the first time the brand has launched a phone in Europe, without first holding a launch event in China.
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Bounty (UK) Limited £400,000 for illegally sharing personal information belonging to more than 14 million people.
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O2 will be the public and private network provider of 5G connectivity for the testing and development of CAV technology at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.
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Tech companies in the UK face new rules, sanctions and oversight as the UK government declared to end the “era of self-regulation”. The government will impose a new legal “duty of care” on companies to take steps to tackle illegal and harmful activity on their services, according to plans announced in a white paper.
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The brand-new Huawei P30 and P30 Pro is now available to pre-order on O2 in stores, and online and in voice on Thursday. Available in Aurora and Black on the P30 and also Breathing Crystal for the P30 Pro, these smartphones come equipped with cutting edge photography capabilities.
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A Kent pensions company which relied on 'misleading' professional advice has been fined £40,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office for being responsible for sending nearly two million direct marketing emails without consent.
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Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Fold will be available in the UK from Samsung Online Shop and Samsung Experience Stores, and via an exclusive operator partnership with EE.
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O2 has announced that it will carry the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S10 5G, when it launches later this year.5G on the Galaxy S10 5G will introduce hyper-fast streaming and download speeds, powerful mobile hot-spotting, 4K video calling and an elevated mobile gaming experience.
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The European Commission has fined Google €1.49bn following an antitrust investigation into Google's ‘anti-competitive’ behaviour in online ad market. The probe, led by the European Union’s antitrust czar Margrethe Vestager, looked into accusations that Google had spent 10 years trying to prevent websites from using the advertising services of its rivals.
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Google are to prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, and overhauling how it displays certain search results in Europe, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions.
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Spotify is offering a free Google Home Mini speaker to Premium for Family subscribers in the UK. Surprisingly, the deal is available to existing as well as new Family Premium subscribers.
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Employees could face a criminal prosecution if they access or share personal data without a valid reason, the Information Commissioner’s Office has warned.The warning came after Birmingham Magistrates' Court fined two workers in separate cases for breaching data protection laws.
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The UK has one of the world’s leading digital economies, making it more vulnerable to cyber-attacks from hostile countries, criminal gangs and individuals, which continue to increase and evolve as it becomes easier and cheaper to launch attacks.
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has levied a £29,107,600 fine on Carphone Warehouse after finding staff were trained more in countering customer objections than assessing whether the product was appropriate.
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Ofcom should be given new powers to regulate major tech companies like Google and Facebook, members of the House of Lords have argued, as tech platforms have failed to tackle harms and abuse in digital media.
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Hermes UK is introducing innovative technology aimed at bringing people together by enabling the sender of a parcel to connect with its recipient through a personal video message. Hermes Play, which was created within Hermes’ Innovation Lab, allows the sender to pre- record a personal message which is then uploaded via the Hermes Send app.
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Investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) into nuisance marketing have resulted in 16 company directors being banned from running a company for more than 100 years in total.