Huawei tech would put UK-US intelligence ties at risk, official says

Chinese firm’s technology is security risk, says Strayer after council gives partial go-aheadA US official has warned that the UK’s leaked proposal to adopt Huawei technology for 5G mobile phone networks risks affecting intelligence cooperation with th…

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As Europe builds its 5G network, security – not cost – must come first | Julian King

Concerns over Chinese involvement via Huawei underline why a risk-based approach to cybersecurity is vital• Sir Julian King is European commissioner for the Security UnionOn 26 March, the European commission published a recommendation designed to ensur…

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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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Christchurch attack: tech firms must clean up platforms – Javid

UK home secretary says they ‘have responsibility not to do terrorists’ work for them’Internet companies who allow the distribution of banned content “should be prepared to face the full force of the law”, Sajid Javid has said, as he called on people to…

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UK spy agencies criticised for lack of black leaders

MI6 and MI5 had no one from minority ethnic background in a top post, MPs findThe UK’s intelligence agencies suffer from a lack of black and Asian staff in top posts, according to a report from the parliamentary intelligence and security committee publ…

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Worry less about the march of the robots, more about techno panic | Kenan Malik

An obsession with the threat of technology may well edge us closer to the dystopia we’re so fearful of

 A robot cleaner infiltrates Germany’s ministry of finance by blending in with the pool of legitimate machines. After initially performing routine cleaning tasks, the robot, using facial recognition, identifies the finance minister. It approaches her and detonates a concealed bomb.

That’s one of the scenarios sketched out in a new report called The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence. Produced by 26 researchers from universities, thinktanks and campaigning organisations in Europe and the US, it is the latest in a series of studies warning of the dangers of AI.

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Worry less about the march of the robots, more about techno panic | Kenan Malik

An obsession with the threat of technology may well edge us closer to the dystopia we’re so fearful of

 A robot cleaner infiltrates Germany’s ministry of finance by blending in with the pool of legitimate machines. After initially performing routine cleaning tasks, the robot, using facial recognition, identifies the finance minister. It approaches her and detonates a concealed bomb.

That’s one of the scenarios sketched out in a new report called The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence. Produced by 26 researchers from universities, thinktanks and campaigning organisations in Europe and the US, it is the latest in a series of studies warning of the dangers of AI.

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Vodafone pilots new software to thwart rogue drones

Telecom hopes to track drones too small for radar just as air-traffic control tracks planes

Vodafone is testing technology to track and control drones to let authorities protect aircraft from accidents and terrorist attacks and stop incursions into “no-fly zones” such as prison and hospital airspace.

The trial comes amid mounting concern from the security services that terrorists could use drones adapted to carry small but lethal explosives to attack targets. Drones have been used for criminal purposes, such as smuggling and delivering contraband to prisoners.

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May calls on social media giants to do more to tackle terrorism

Prime minister to ask shareholders to pressure firms such as Twitter and Facebook

Theresa May will use a speech to business leaders in Davos on Thursday to urge shareholders to pressure social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook to do more to tackle terrorism.

May flew to the Swiss ski resort for the World Economic Forum on Wednesday after prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons.

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