UK 'fake news' report calls for tougher rules, fines for social media companies

UK 'fake news' report calls for tougher rules, fines for social media companies

A British parliamentary committee says the UK government should hold technology companies responsible and liable for “harmful and illegal content on their platforms,” and that misinformation and “fake news” is threatening democracy. The UK Parliament’s Digital, Media, Sports and Culture committee made the recommendations in a report about fake news and its effect on Brexit […]

CNET UK podcast 541: What to expect from the Note 9 and ghost-hunting tech

CNET UK podcast 541: What to expect from the Note 9 and ghost-hunting tech

Deck the Hoyles! Andrew Hoyle/CNET On the UK’s best tech podcast this week, Andy sifts through the rumour mill to find out what we might have in store in Samsung’s upcoming Note 9.  Rich takes us through the best and worst of this year’s Comic-Con, including the gaping hole left by Marvel and HBO. Finally, […]

Waterfront Homes in UK Carry 80% Premium

Waterfront Homes in UK Carry 80% Premium

Prime waterfront properties across Great Britain command an 80% price premium over comparable inland homes, according to Knight Frank’s prime waterfront index released Thursday. Price premiums vary across the nation, but buyers of prime waterfront homes in the South West of England—home to some of Great Britain’s most popular coastal towns—can expect to pay the […]

Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules

Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules

Doctors in the UK can prescribe cannabis-derived medicine after the government announced a relaxation of laws governing access to the substance. Thousands of people with drug-resistant conditions will potentially be able to use cannabis-derived medicinal products for treatment after the home secretary, Sajid Javid, announced they should be placed in schedule 2 of the 2001 […]

Heatwave map: UK to hit record temperatures this week as WHOLE WORLD bakes

Heatwave map: UK to hit record temperatures this week as WHOLE WORLD bakes

While temperatures are set to hit 37C on Friday in the UK, countries and regions around the globe have been facing equally punishing heat.  Scandinavia, Canada, Siberia, Japan and the Caspian Sea have been experiencing unprecedented heat along with the UK. This incredible map from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine shows […]

UK cracks down on foreign investment to protect national security

UK cracks down on foreign investment to protect national security

Foreign takeovers of UK companies will be subject to additional scrutiny under a government proposal that makes it easier to block deals on national security grounds. The plans announced Tuesday make Britain the latest in a series of countries to pursue tighter controls on foreign investors amid worries that sensitive technology is being purchased by […]

Met Office issues UK heatwave alert on hottest day of the year

Met Office issues UK heatwave alert on hottest day of the year

The Met Office has issued a heatwave warning and advised people to stay out of the sun for the rest of the week as it confirmed that Monday was the hottest day of the year so far. The level three, amber heat health watch warning acts as an alert to health providers that extreme temperatures […]

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