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TikTok to open $500m data centre in Ireland

TikTok has said it plans to build a $500m (£375m) data centre in Ireland. It will store videos, messages and other data generated by European users from the short-form video-sharing ...

Twitter users urged to update over Android security flaw

Millions of Twitter users will be asked to update their Android app after the company found a security flaw. Twitter said the vulnerability could let other malicious apps access private ...

Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Note 20 smartphones

Samsung has tackled one of the biggest criticisms of its original folding-screen smartphone by giving the new version a much bigger external display for use when it is closed. The ...

Microsoft’s TikTok grab: Inspired or naive?

Last week, Congress grilled Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. Microsoft, wasn’t invited to the party. I thought Microsoft’s boss would be relieved that his company ...

Google-Fitbit takeover: EU expands launches full-scale probe

The European Commission will carry out a full-scale probe into Google’s takeover of Fitbit. The announcement follows a preliminary review, and threatens to derail the purchase ...

Home Office drops ‘racist’ algorithm from visa decisions

The Home Office has agreed to stop using a computer algorithm to help decide visa applications after allegations that it contained “entrenched racism”. The Joint Council ...

Donald Trump: US Treasury should get cut of TikTok deal

Donald Trump has said the US should get a cut from the sale of TikTok’s US unit if it is bought by an American firm. The US president said he made a demand for a “substantial ...

Call for TikTok security check before HQ decision

An influential backbench MP has called on the government to carry out a security review of TikTok before its Chinese owner decides whether to base the app in the UK. Neil O’Brien ...

Beyond TikTok: Who else might President Trump ban?

TikTok’s time in the US may be running out, with President Trump and other senior officials talking of an imminent ban. But other Chinese-owned apps and software-based services ...

Bill English: Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91

The co-creator of the computer mouse, William English, has died aged 91. The engineer and inventor was born in 1929 in Kentucky and studied electrical engineering at university before ...