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protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou

Last month, rising Covid cases saw the site locked down, prompting some workers to break out and go home. The company then recruited new workers with the promise of generous bonuses. Protests have erupted at the world’s biggest iPhone factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Videos show hundreds of workers marching, with some confronted

Glazers considering considering to sell Manchester United

In 2012, the Glazers sold 10% of their holding via a stock listing and have sold further shares in the following years. There have been regular protests at Old Trafford about the Glazer family’s ownership of the club, Manchester United’s owners the Glazer family say they are considering selling the club as they “explore strategic

Technology companies facing gaming and mobile browser probe

Google Android operating system has offered a greater choice of apps and app stores than any other mobile platform. It enabled developers “to choose the browser engine they want and has been the launchpad for millions of apps” while App Store had helped millions of developers turn their ideas into apps, which had supported hundreds

Instagram took down drill music video

Meta took down the video by Chinx (OS) after being contacted by the London Metropolitan Police, which raised concerns about gang violence. The Metropolitan Police says it “works closely” with social media platforms to identify content it believes could provoke violence. In January this year an Instagram account which described itself as promoting British music

Google Translate talks to Ukrainian refugee

Google Translate was used to communicate with refugees in North Tyneside, North Tyneside Council said it had a peak of Ukrainians fleeing Russian attacks arriving in April and May. A council resorted to using Google Translate to communicate with Ukrainian refugees due to not enough interpreting services being available. Council staff also used a translating

Pillswood battery storage system

Battery energy storage systems hold electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind turbines and solar farms before releasing it at times of high customer demand. The battery energy storage system in Cottingham can hold enough electricity to power 300,000 homes for two hours, the facility was developed by North Yorkshire renewable power firm Harmony

Tougher crypto rules

Every time there is a major crisis in crypto the cries for regulation grow, but it’s the type of regulation that matters. The chief concerns for authorities seem to be about protecting customers from crypto firms going bust and ensuring that they don’t run off with people’s money. The value of Bitcoin, the world’s largest

Musk’s ‘dangerous’ changes

One of Twitter’s most important charity partners says it is considering ending its relationship with the platform because of recent policy changes. On Saturday Mr Musk, who purchased Twitter for $44bn last month, ran a poll on his Twitter asking users whether or not Donald Trump should be allowed back on Twitter. Anti-Defamation League says

Rwanda to launch electric vehicles

A key part of the plan is to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the nation’s dependence on imported fossil fuels, which account for 40% of the country’s foreign exchange expenditure. Electric cars, their spare parts, batteries and charging station equipment have been exempted from VAT, import and excise duties. Rwanda might not be the

$575m cryptocurrency scam

Crypto mining uses computers to generate virtual coins for profit a process that consumes significant amounts of computing power. Customers around the world are said to have purchased more than half a billion dollars’ worth of HashFlare contracts from 2015 to 2019. Police in Estonia have arrested two men suspected of running a $575m cryptocurrency