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Huawei hits out at ‘groundless’ criticism amid calls for Chinese firm to be stripped of 5G role in UK

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has hit out at “groundless” criticism of its involvement in the UK’s rollout of 5G technology. In an open letter published on Monday, Victor Zhang, the firm’s UK chief, said disrupting Huawei’s participation would do the country a “disservice”. It comes amid efforts by rebel Tory MPs to overturn the government’s approval in January of a …

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HOW TECHNOLOGY AND APPS COULD ALLOW THE UK TO LEAVE LOCKDOWN – BUT IMPOSE NEW RESTRICTIONS OF THEIR OWN

Apps could be key to giving citizens their freedom back, but should not be used as a way to constrain that liberty in other ways, activists warn Phone apps and other technology are proving to be a key way for countries to come out of coronavirus lockdown – but also pose privacy and civil rights threats …

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US astronauts aboard International Space Station brace for return to Earth amid Covid-19 pandemic

It is quite surreal for us to see this whole situation unfolding on the planet below,’ NASA’s Jessica Meir says Astronauts currently residing aboard the International Space Station have braced for returning to Earth amid the coronavirus pandemic. When speaking to CBS News, astronaut Jessica Meir confessed she expects to feel more isolated upon returning to Earth during the …

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Apple and Google partner on coronavirus contact tracking system

Contact tracing functionality to be built in as option in both iOS and Android phones in matter of months Apple and Google have announced a partnership to build a system for tracking the spread of the new coronavirus. Users will be able to opt into a system that tracks their location and proximity to others via Bluetooth technology. This …

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Microsoft switching to digital events until at least July 2021

Microsoft is making sweeping changes to how it organizes events for the foreseeable future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of its conferences and gatherings are going digital until July 2021, and that means significant changes for the Xbox-maker’s calendar. According to an email regarding Microsoft’s MVP Summit event, Microsoft’s change include …

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