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US shutdown: Four reasons why Trump blinked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The seriousness of the shutdown was starting to show. President Donald Trump’s decision to endorse a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday came amid mounting…


Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The plan would let people communicate with anyone on the currently separate apps Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. While all three will…


Vodafone puts Huawei rollout in core networks on hold

Image copyright Getty Images Vodafone has “paused” the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks in Europe until Western governments resolve security concerns about the Chinese telecoms giant. Huawei is under scrutiny over its…


Thousands tell HMRC to delete voice data

Image copyright Getty Images More than 160,000 people have told HM Revenue and Customs to delete biometric data it gathered during phone calls. The tax authority captured millions of callers’ voice data after launching its…


Haggis producer Macsween plans for Brexit fallout

Image copyright PA Image caption There is huge demand for haggis in January, with demand driven by Burns Night The boss of Scotland’s largest haggis maker has plans to make sure the world-famous dish continues…


London Pride beers sold to Japanese firm

Image copyright Getty Images Fuller’s, the brewer whose beers include London Pride, is to sell its entire drinks business to Japan’s biggest brewer Asahi. The £250m deal also includes cider and soft drinks brand Cornish…



The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users

Image copyright Spotify Mysterious musicians have cropped up on Spotify, racking up thousands of listens and (perhaps) hundreds of pounds. It’s a phenomenon that experts say could indicate a security flaw. But while Spotify denies…


Huawei confident in uncomfortable times

Image copyright AFP Image caption The company launched its 5G network technology at a special event in Beijing Huawei has a public relations problem – to put it mildly. Last week, Oxford University said it…