UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News

The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks. The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is chairing …

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Facebook’s Sir Nick Clegg criticised over WhatsApp security

Security researchers have criticised Facebook's head of communications, Sir Nick Clegg, for his response to the hacking of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. Mr Bezos' phone was hacked in May 2018 after he received a WhatsApp message loaded with malware. But in an interview with the BBC, Sir Nick said WhatsApp's encrypted messages could "not be …

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Facebook and YouTube moderators sign PTSD disclosure

Content moderators are being asked to sign forms stating they understand the job could cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to reports. The Financial Times and The Verge reported moderators for Facebook and YouTube, hired by the contractor Accenture, were sent the documents. Moderators monitor objectionable materials and often view hundreds of disturbing images in …

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