May to ban Huawei from providing ‘core’ parts of UK 5G network

Telecoms firm will still be able to supply some technology, but decision may anger Beijing Theresa May has ordered that Chinese telecoms supplier Huawei be banned from supplying core parts of the future 5G mobile phone network, following a meeting of m…

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GCHQ cybersecurity arm investigates Dixons Carphone data breach

Electronics retailer apologises for breach involving 5.9m customers’ bank card detailsA branch of GCHQ, Britain’s intelligence and security service, is investigating one of the UK’s biggest data breaches at a single firm, involving unauthorised access …

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The Chinese firm taking threats to UK national security very seriously

Overseen by a UK government board, the Cell is a part of Huawei in Oxfordshire ensuring its own technology cannot be compromised for nefarious purposesWelcome to the Cell. All visitors must surrender their phones at the door. No cameras or filming equi…

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Why Amazon Fresh is the thin end of the veg | David Mitchell

Buying our food from an online retailer famous for putting actual shops out of business is surely a recipe for disaster…

By the time you’re using a password, something has gone wrong. It’s the same as with a bulletproof vest, or a bouncer outside a bar. I’m not against bulletproof vests per se but, if I ever find myself in circumstances where I reckon I should put one on before popping to the shops, something will definitely have gone wrong – either with the neighbourhood or my own mental health.

Passwords bespeak danger. They’re the sort of thing that gets used in wars to help spot Nazis in the dark

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Former spy chiefs to meet financiers at Gleneagles

Ex-MI6 and GCHQ bosses to share platform amid contentious debate over powers of security and intelligence agencies

The former heads of MI6 and GCHQ, Sir John Sawers and Sir Iain Lobban, are scheduled to appear together at an exclusive dinner at the luxury five-star Gleneagles estate in Scotland.

The pair, who both left public office late last year, will address a “top-tier” audience of fund managers on the first evening of a high-profile conference sponsored by hedge funds and investment banks. Sawers is familiar with an audience of this kind, having delivered a keynote speech at a prestigious hedge fund summit in Paris in April.

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