Non-compliance to British laws will attract fines on social media companies

Social media companies operating in Britain, including Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok could face fines up to 10% of their respective turnover if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal content under laws proposed by Britain on Tuesday. In a statement the British government said, social media platforms will need to do more…

Britain bans Huawei 5G kit from telecom market citing unacceptable security risks

In a development that cements Huawei’s exit from Britain’ future telecom market, the British government has notified telecommunications companies operating in the country that after September 2021, they should not install any new Huawei 5G kit. The development is part of a broader push to purge Huawei’s equipment from Britain’s high speed mobile networks. Falling…

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate works: British government’s Chief Scientific Adviser

In a statement, Patrick Vallance, the Chief Scientific Adviser to the British government stated in response to doubts that thave been raised regarding AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, the main point about AstraZeneca’s vaccine against COVID-19 was that it worked. “The headline result is the vaccine works and that’s very exciting,” said Vallance during a news…

Britain’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill bans Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

In a significant development, the British government is set to pass a bill which will see British telecoms companies facing a fine of up to 10% of their turnover or $133,140 (100,000 pounds) a day fine, if they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill…

University of Cambridge’s DIOS-CoVax2 COVID-19 candidate set for autumn human trials

On Wednesday, in a statement, the University of Cambridge said, it aims to start clinical trials of its COVID-19 candidate in autumn. The development comes in the wake following funding to the tune of 1.9 million pounds from the British government. The approach adopted by the scientists behind the vaccine uses genetic sequences of all…

London hedge funds and asset managers being targeted by internet scammers

Rogue internet operators have targeted some of London’s top hedge funds and asset managers by cloning their websites and names in an attempt to dupe unsuspecting investors. Although few individuals are known to have fallen to this scam, two of Europe’s most prominent investors Winton and Algebris are among the highest profile names to be…

Britain allows Huawei to play limited role in its 5G networks

On Tuesday, in a statement the British government stated, it will allow China’s Huawei a limited role in building its 5G networks. The statement also mentions, high-risk vendors would be excluded from sensitive core parts of networks, and that there would a 35% cap on their involvement in the non-sensitive parts. The development is likely…