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Four Chinese operators are awarded 5G licences

All the four incumbent telecom operators in China received commercial 5G licences, raising the curtain on the commercial rollout of the next generation mobile networks in the world’s biggest telecom market.

Facebook placates Europe for now

In a bid to keep the European Commission off its back social media giant Facebook is admitting to its users that they’re the product.

The politics of technology

The latest mutiny at Google illustrates what a political game technology has become and it’s only going to get more so.

Facebook faces hyper-targeted advertising lawsuit

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has lodged a lawsuit against Facebook, challenging the hyper-targeted big data model which has made OTTs billions over the years.

Europe cools internet monopoly rhetoric

Almost every politician around the world is currently using Silicon Valley as a metaphoric punching bag, but the European Commission will not be drawn into the monopolies debate.

Social media censorship continues to escalate

In recent days another round of restrictions has been imposed across YouTube and Facebook, with social media companies increasingly being used as proxies in a culture war.

Polls

Should privacy be treated as a right to protect stringently, or a commodity for users to trade for benefits?

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