Tag: UK

[Update: Leaked images] OnePlus and McLaren look set to announce a special edition phone on December 11

OnePlus Partners with McLaren The newest collaboration from OnePlus will see the leading smartphone maker join together with the legendary automotive and technology company in a salute to speed UK  – November 27, 2018 – Today marks the official announcement of a new partnership between premium smartphone maker OnePlus and McLaren. United in their passion for […]

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Internal documents suggest Facebook might have exploited Android APIs to collect call and text data without permission

This March reports broke that Facebook had been gathering call, SMS, and MMS metadata from Android app users for years with questionable levels of consent. Ars Technica suggested that Facebook was exploiting a loophole in Android to harvest call and SMS data without requesting the permission from users. Facebook responded that it was only collecting metadata through […]

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Use Google Pay with Visa in the UK and win up to £50 or Home Mini, Aussies can win a golden KFC bucket (no joke)

Google is always keen to encourage more people to use its contactless payment service, which often means enticing promotions for us to make the most of. The latest such opportunity in the UK offers up to £50 in Google Play credit or the chance to win a Google Home Mini. All you have to do […]

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Corbyn Isn’t Seizing the Moment – Because His Labour Party Simply Isn’t Radical Enough

Yves here. It’s been puzzling to see Labour fail to take advantage of Theresa May’s inept leadership, particularly the wide-spread loathing for her Brexit deal. This piece argues that Labour’s passivity reflects deeper-seated shortcomings. By Gerry Hassan, a writer, commentator and academic on Scottish and UK politics, power, democracy and […]

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Brexit Is an Issue Too Deep To Go Away: It Will Be the Theme of English Politics for Decades to Come

Yves here. We’ve generally looked at the Brexit negotiation as we did the 2015 Greek bailout negotiations, from the perspective of negotiations: looking at the bargaining strength of the parties, the pressures and constraints they faced, and how they approached the situation. That led to a high degree of frustration […]

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OnePlus and McLaren look set to announce a special edition phone on December 11

OnePlus Partners with McLaren The newest collaboration from OnePlus will see the leading smartphone maker join together with the legendary automotive and technology company in a salute to speed UK  – November 27, 2018 – Today marks the official announcement of a new partnership between premium smartphone maker OnePlus and McLaren. United in their passion for […]

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Uber fined €1M for 2016 data breach by Dutch and British privacy watchdogs

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) just announced it’s imposing a €600,000 fine on Uber and its Dutch subsidiary Uber B.V. for violating Dutch data breach regulation in 2016. Simultaneously, UK’s Information Commissioner‘s Office (ICO) declared Uber will be fined £385,000 (around  €433,000) for the same data breach back in […]

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[Updated] UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundup: The best deals this side of the pond

Article Contents Thought we were going to let the Americans have all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount fun? Well, think again, as I’ve put together a list of some of the best deals you can find in the United Kingdom. It’s not exhaustive, by any means, as I’m only one man and there […]

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Samsung’s foldable phone might only be available on EE in the U.K.

A new report states that EE will be the only carrier in the U.K. to carry Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy foldable phone. Fortunately, customers should be able to buy it directly from Samsung unlocked and use the handset on other mobile carriers. Earlier this month at its developer conference, Samsung (somewhat) showed off its upcoming foldable […]

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Xiaomi’s UK Mi Store is like a crazier Apple Store where you can actually afford stuff

Xiaomi’s recent U.K. launch was something of a mixed bag, but between the arrival of mega-affordable flagship phones, electric scooters you can’t ride in public, and a ‘Flash Sale’ that went terribly wrong, there was one intriguing announcement that went a little under the radar. Editor’s Pick These are the best Xiaomi phones Xiaomi has […]

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UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundup: The best deals this side of the pond

Article Contents Thought we were going to let the Americans have all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount fun? Well, think again, as I’ve put together a list of some of the best deals you can find in the United Kingdom. It’s not exhaustive, by any means, as I’m only one man and there […]

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