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Japan’s Softbank to replace Huawei with Nokia and Ericsson as espionage fears grow

Japanese telecoms giant Softbank is to remove Huawei equipment from its network, replacing it with 4G technology from the Chinese company's rivals. The telecoms company will turn to Nokia and Ericsson to supply its network infrastructure in place of Huawei, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei. The decision to replace the base...

Facebook and Twitter apologise after mother who suffered a stillbirth is bombarded with baby ads

Facebook and Twitter have apologised to a mother who suffered a stillbirth after she was bombarded with adverts for baby products and adoption services. Gillian Brockell, a journalist with The Washington Post, hit back at targeted advertising of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after she returned home from the hospital and kept getting baby-related...

Revolut looks to limit fallout from Brexit by seeking EU licences

Revolut, the free-to-use digital payment firm, has been granted a licence to operate in Europe from 2019, reducing its dependence on the UK after Brexit.  The app-based challenger bank has unveiled plans to offer a range of current accounts, consumer lending and commission-free share trading in Continental Europe.  Nik Storonsky, founder and chief executive of Revolut, said:  “With the banking licence...

VR Education secures deal with Nokia as it launches virtual reality training platform

An Irish virtual reality company, VR Education, has struck a deal with Finnish giant Nokia for its teaching and corporate training platform, as it launches the software commercially.  Aim-listed VR Education, which is valued at around £20m, has been using funds from its initial public offering earlier this year to develop the "ENGAGE"...

AI will help police predict spikes in terror and hate crime

The police will set up a new “hate lab” that will utilise AI to help predict spikes in hate crime on the streets following Brexit. The facility will look across social media websites to monitor the “ebb and flow of racial tension” in the country, as the government expects...