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The electricity demands of data centers are making it harder to build new homes in London

Big data centers can use as much electricity as tens of thousands of homes. This is a problem for housing in London, where the local governing body...

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London paid a record price for electricity during its heatwave

London reportedly spent a record amount for extra electricity supply in the middle of its historic heatwave. A "specific circuit" on the...

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Saudi Arabia’s new mirrored city looks like a huge dystopian wall in the desert

Saudi Arabia has revealed new design plans for its 170-kilometer-long city, The Line, to be built as part of its $500 billion...

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TikTok is the fastest growing source of news for adults in the UK, survey finds

TikTok is the fastest growing news source for adults in the UK, according to a report from regulator Ofcom. It’s particularly popular among teens...

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President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said. He is "experiencing very mild symptoms" and taking Paxlovid....

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UK regulator’s order for Meta to sell Giphy is under review — again

Judges with the Competition Appeal Tribunal have told the UK’s competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority, to reconsider its...

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Amazon offers to level the playing field with third-party sellers to avoid EU fines

Amazon has offered to make a number of changes to its platform in Europe in order to level the playing field with third-party sellers and avoid a...

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UK’s ambitious plan to overhaul online safety laws delayed by government chaos

The UK’s Online Safety Bill has been delayed due to fallout from the resignation of Conservative party leader Boris Johnson. The bill included...

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Ex-CIA engineer convicted for being WikiLeaks source in ‘Vault 7’ hacking tools leak

Joshua Schulte has been convicted for committing the largest leak in the history of the CIA. He sent WikiLeaks files and documents exposing security...

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FBI and MI5: ‘The Chinese government is set on stealing your technology’

The heads of the US and UK security services have issued a warning about the threat posed by the Chinese government. FBI Director Christopher Wray...

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EU forces Amazon to make it easier to cancel Prime subscriptions in Europe

Amazon will simplify the process of canceling Prime in Europe, meaning customers in the region will be able to end their subscription in just two...

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FIFA will track players’ bodies using AI to make offside calls at 2022 World Cup

FIFA is introducing a new "semi-automated" system to detect offside offenses at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The system combines data from...

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Amazon restricts LGBTQ searches and products in the United Arab Emirates

Amazon has restricted search results in the United Arab Emirates related to LGBTQ topics. Homosexuality is illegal in the UAE and Amazon was...

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Apple lets apps in South Korea use third-party payment systems

Developers of apps released in Apple’s South Korean App Store no longer have to use Apple’s own in-app payment system. It comes in response to a...

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Samsung beats TSMC to production of 3nm chips

Samsung has started producing 3nm chips, beating rival chip manufacturer TSMC. The new fabrication process is 45 percent more power efficient, has 23...

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Brazil is also considering making USB-C chargers mandatory for iPhones

Brazil could be the next country to make USB-C mandatory for new iPhones. The country’s telecoms regulator Anatel has launched a public...

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Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Google and others agree to new EU rules to fight disinformation

The EU has issued a new "code of practice on disinformation," forcing big tech platforms to do more to tackle propaganda and fake news....

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What the EU’s new USB-C rules mean for the iPhone

Apple’s iPhone design could be facing big changes thanks to EU legislation that hopes to select USB-C as the single charging standard of choice....

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Mandatory USB-C phone port edges closer after EU deal

EU lawmakers have agreed on proposed legislation that would force all smartphones, like Apple’s iPhone, to use the universal USB-C port for...

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France’s linguistic watchdog issues edict: it’s not esports, it’s ‘jeu video de competition’

France’s national linguistic watchdog, the Académie Française, has offered some official translations of English loanwords born from the world of...

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Google’s ad dominance targeted by a second probe from the UK’s competition watchdog

The UK’s competition watchdog CMA has opened a second investigation into Google’s advertising business. The watchdog is worried Google is using...

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On-demand grocery app Gorillas lays off half its office workforce

Grocery app Gorillas, which promises to deliver goods in as quickly as 10 minutes, has reportedly laid off almost half its staff at its Berlin...

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Clearview AI ordered to delete facial recognition data belonging to UK residents

Facial recognition company Clearview AI has been fined by the UK’s data watchdog and ordered to delete all data belonging to UK residents. It’s...

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Google Messages users in India are reportedly drowning in ads

Indian users of Google Messages are facing a deluge of ads within Android’s default messaging app. Many of the worst offenders appear to be ads for...

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The Pentagon has 400 reports of strange aerial phenomena — but nothing suggests aliens

On March 17th, a House subcommittee held the first hearing on unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAPs — commonly referred to as UFOs — in more...

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How Facebook undercut the Oversight Board

After asking the Oversight Board to weigh in, Meta changed its mind — and asked board members to say nothing at all about Russia and Ukraine. Today...

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Whistleblowers claim Facebook’s chaotic Australia news ban was a negotiating tactic

Leaked Facebook documents show that senior officials internally praised the company’s response to a new Australian law. It banned users and...

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Intel CEO now says the chip shortage will ‘drift’ into 2024

Six months after predicting the global chip shortage would last until at least 2023, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is now suggesting it’s even worse —...

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