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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Nine Tesla employees criticized the company's response to the novel coronavirus in interviews with Business Insider. Workers criticized a lack of hand sanitizer, mixed messages from CEO Elon Musk, and poor enforcement of social distancing. Tesla will temporarily lay off some employees in Norway for at least one month at the beginning of April, according to internal email sent on Tuesday by a Tesla's director in the region. A sig...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, Instagram, Cdc, Senate, Germany, US, Trends, Tesla, Ministry Of Defence, Treasury, Boris Johnson, Norway


Boris Johnson will keep using Zoom for the government's private weekly meeting despite security and privacy concerns

The UK government has defended using video-call service Zoom among senior government officials – including Boris Johnson – due to 'unprecedented circumstances' caused by the coronavirus.  On Monday, the firm's stock price climbed 22%. The firm is worth about $37 billion. But cybersecurity experts have raised questions around Zoom's security and data privacy policies, with reports that the Ministry of Defence has banned staff from using it.  Boris Johnson used Zoom on Tuesday to hold his first ...
Tags: Google, UK, Trends, Ministry Of Defence, Boris Johnson, Cabinet, Press Association, Check Point


UK's Ministry of Defence loads up £4.6m for one plucky IaaS and PaaS provider to host Oracle Primavera apps

Attention! Stand up straight you 'orrible lot! The UK's Ministry of Defence is on the hunt for an infrastructure and platform service provider to host servers supporting its Primavera project management software.…
Tags: UK, Software, Ministry Of Defence


Coronavirus live news: some tube stations close, Australia bans foreign arrivals and Hubei reports no new cases

New Zealand announces border closure, China reaches milestone; WHO calls virus ‘enemy against humanity. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 7.27am GMT This is Matthew Weaver taking over the blog from London. The main concerns in the UK are how schools closures are going to work and the prospect of more stringent social distancing measures in the capital. Up to 40 London Unde...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, Australia, China, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Ministry Of Defence, New Zealand


10,000 extra troops to join British army's Covid support force

MoD doubles size of force amid fears over ability of police and NHS to cope with crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Ministry of Defence is to double the size of the military’s civil contingency unit to create a 20,000-strong Covid support force, the defence secretary has announced.An additional 10,000 troops will be added to the 10,000 routinely held at higher readiness in case of a civil emergency, and reservists could also be called up, Ben Wallace said on We...
Tags: UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, NHS, Defence, Ben Wallace, Coronavirus outbreak


Bill sets five-year limit to sue UK military veterans who served abroad

Prosecutions for crimes by armed forces in Northern Ireland excluded under legislation to stop ‘vexatious’ claims A five-year time limit on bringing prosecutions against soldiers and veterans who have served abroad – except in “exceptional circumstances” – is to be imposed under legislation introduced by the government.Clauses in the overseas operations (service personnel and veterans) bill would protect serving and former military personnel from what the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, claimed ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Northern Ireland, British Army, War Crimes, Bill, Ben Wallace


Bill sets five-year limit to prosecute UK armed forces who served abroad

Legislation to stop ‘vexatious’ claims excludes alleged crimes by military personnel in Northern IrelandA five-year time limit on bringing prosecutions against soldiers and veterans who have served abroad – except in “exceptional circumstances” – is to be imposed under legislation introduced by the government.Clauses in the overseas operations (service personnel and veterans) bill would protect serving and former military personnel from what the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, claimed was a “vex...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Northern Ireland, British Army, War Crimes, Bill, Ben Wallace


UK's air war against Isis ends after five years

RAF has launched no attacks in Syria or Iraq since September, but controversy continues over civilian casuality numbersBritain’s five-year air war against Isis has quietly come to an end, with official figures revealing no bombs have been dropped since September – yet the MoD still acknowledges only one civilian casualty in the entire conflict.The data shows that over a period longer than the first world war, 4,215 bombs and missiles were launched from Reaper drones or RAF jets in Syria and Iraq...
Tags: UK, Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, US, UK News, World news, Syria, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Raf


UK servicewoman killed in missile attack on Iraqi base is named

L/Cpl Brodie Gillon, who died during attack on Camp Taji, described as popular characterBritain’s defence secretary has said that those behind an indiscriminate rocket attack that killed a British medical technician and two Americans in Iraq on Wednesday will face justice.The dead Briton was named as L/Cpl Brodie Gillon, a reservist who served as a frontline medic with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, and volunteered for a deployment in Iraq this year. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Camp Taji, Cpl Brodie Gillon


MoD names UK servicewoman killed in Iraq base missile attack

L/Cpl Brodie Gillon, who died during attack on camp Taji, described as popular characterThe Ministry of Defence has named the British servicewoman killed in a missile attack on camp Taji in Iraq as L/Cpl Brodie Gillon.The 26-year-old served as a reserve with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Iraq, UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Taji, Cpl Brodie Gillon


The risky first transatlantic flight of a Reaper drone

Mark Harris Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup Google and Facebook turn their backs on undersea cable to China The Royal Air Force delayed safety warnings about the first transatlantic flight of a new Reaper aircraft in 2018, over fears that they could tip anti-drone protestors to its arrival in the U....
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Column, UK, England, New York, Fcc, Greece, Wales, Australia, China, America, Tech, Syria, Canada


MoD put pressure on regulators to delay drone safety warnings, documents reveal

Exclusive: Ministry was embroiled in behind-the-scenes row over US-built droneThe Ministry of Defence put pressure on regulators to delay safety warnings about a new drone it planned to fly over British skies to avoid tipping off protesters, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian.They reveal how the ministry was embroiled in a behind-the-scenes row with British safety regulators over the US-built drone, which was being flown from North Dakota to a military base in Gloucestershi...
Tags: US, UK News, World news, US news, Military, Ministry Of Defence, North Dakota, US military, Gloucestershire Continue, Drones (military


'A grave injustice': Fijian British army veteran on UK immigration misery

MT, 37, tells how he had to leave Network Rail job as he was unable to afford visa feesVeterans accuse UK of leaving them in immigration limboMT signed up at a British army recruitment office in Fiji as a 19-year-old in 2003. He served for 10 years, including a tour of duty in Iraq. He decided to leave the army after getting married and having his first child so he could spend more time with his family.“I did my resettlement course – however, at no time during this process did I receive any info...
Tags: Politics, UK, Iraq, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Military, Asia Pacific, Ministry Of Defence, Home Office, British Army, Fiji, Network Rail, Pacific Islands, Commonwealth immigration


Commonwealth veterans accuse UK of leaving them in immigration limbo

Ex-soldiers are taking action against MoD and Home Office over alleged systemic failures‘A grave injustice’: Fijian veteran on UK immigration miseryA group of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking legal action against the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence over an alleged systemic failure to assist them with complex, unaffordable immigration rules on discharge, leaving them classified as illegal immigrants, facing unemployment and homelessness and fearing deportation.In the...
Tags: Politics, UK, Iraq, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Afghanistan, Military, Asia Pacific, Ministry Of Defence, Home Office, British Army, Fiji, Commonwealth, Pacific Islands, Commonwealth immigration


Russia says rebel positions in Syria's Idlib have merged with Turkish army posts

Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that fortified rebel positions in Syria's Idlib province had merged with Turkish observation posts, and that artillery attacks on nearby civilian areas and Russia's air base in Syria had become daily. The allegations, made by Major-General Igor Konashenkov, are likely to increase tensions ahead of a planned meeting on Syria in Moscow on Thursday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan.
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Syria, Ministry Of Defence, Moscow, Idlib, Igor Konashenkov


Hennis-Plasschaert: Leaders must Put Iraq First

Briefing to the Security Council by Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert 3 March 2020 Mister President, thank you so much Distinguished members of the Security Council, Iraq has not left the headlines in recent months, as domestic, regional and international events have continued to take their toll on the country. And while we will explore these events today, I choose to begin with hope: The hope of a people who remain united in their determination for a more just and prosperous future;The hope of a s...
Tags: News, Justice, Isil, Iraq, Ministry Of Defence, Un, Parliament, Iraq Business News, Kuwait, Baghdad, Committee, Icrc, Security Council, Sinjar, KRG, Diyala


UK to launch specialist cyber force able to target terror groups

GCHQ and Ministry of Defence to roll out national task force of hackers after months of delayA specialist cyber force of hackers who can target hostile states and terror groups is due to be launched later in the spring, after many months of delays and turf wars between the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ.The National Cyber Force – containing an estimated 500 specialists – has been in the works for two years but sources said that after months of wrangling over the details, the specialist unit was cl...
Tags: UK, Technology, Internet, Gchq, UK News, Cybercrime, Hacking, Ministry Of Defence, National Cyber Force


British army hands back last headquarters in Germany

Catterick Barracks Bielefeld is closing with the withdrawal of 20,000 army personnelThe British army has relinquished control of its last remaining military headquarters in Germany following 75 years in the country, ahead of the final withdrawal of serving personnel.Following the second world war, the UK was among a number of allied nations to retain a military presence in Germany but it halved the amount of soldiers after the fall of the iron curtain. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, World news, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Catterick Barracks Bielefeld


UK's Ministry of Defence plans to release 50 years of UFO reports sometime in 2020

According to a piece in The Telegraph, the UK's Ministry of Defence has announced plans to make available online over 50 years of UFO sightings reported to the RAF. The RAF discontinued its UFO reporting program in 2009 after claiming that nothing reported during the five decades of the program posed any sort of threat. UFO sightings are now reported to local police. The reports are said to be scheduled to show up online (on a dedicated gov.uk web page) sometime during the first part of 2020. Ph...
Tags: Post, UK, News, Ministry Of Defence, Raf, Freedom Of Information, UFOs, Ufology, Jen Theodore


Bloody Sunday: Court rejects MoD's appeal against compensation

The Ministry of Defence claimed a £15,000 payout to one victim's family was wrong in law.
Tags: News, Ministry Of Defence


Priests broke confession confidentiality to out gay soldiers to military

(Photo posed by models, via Unsplash/Public Domain) A British politician has apologized after it emerged some chaplains with the British armed force told superiors about gay and bisexual military personnel in the 1990s. The UK dropped its ban on openly LGB people serving in the armed forces in 2000. However, before this time, gay military personnel were routinely dismissed if their sexuality became known. According to the Times, some chaplains reported LGB personnel to their superiors after h...
Tags: UK, England, Navy, Life, Lifestyle, Military, Ireland, Ministry Of Defence, The Times, Confession, Defence, Chaplain, Lgbtq, Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty


British ambassador to Iran arrested and held for several hours in Tehran after attending vigil

Britain’s ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, has been arrested and held for several hours after attending a vigil for the victims of the Ukraine plane crash which turned into demonstration. Details of his arrest were announced by the country’s semi-official Tasnim news agency and prompted an angry response from Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab. "The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law,” he said. "The Iranian government is at...
Tags: UK, News, Iran, Ukraine, Britain, Ministry Of Defence, Middle East, Boris Johnson, Tehran, Bg Group, Foreign Office, Nairobi, Revolutionary Guard, Farsi, Yemen Syria, Dominic Raab


Iran plane crash: British newlywed was only on doomed flight because he stayed in Tehran to prolong wedding celebrations

One of the three Britons killed in the Iran plane crash was only aboard the doomed flight because he and his wife had waited behind in the Iranian capital to pick up their wedding photographs. All 176 passengers aboard the Ukraine International Airlines flight were killed after it crashed into a field outside Tehran. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital.  The three Britons killed in a plane crash in Tehran have been unofficiall...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, News, Iraq, US, Iran, Ukraine, Britain, Ministry Of Defence, Brighton, Heathrow, Azerbaijan, Bp, Edinburgh, Telegraph


'People like you' still uttered: BAME armed forces personnel on racism in services

Concerns persist despite MoD initiatives to tackle racism, Guardian call-out shows Serving soldiers from BAME backgrounds who spoke to the Guardian about their experience of the armed forces say the days of daily abuse and overt name-calling are gone, but instead it has been replaced with “subtle racism”.“Comments such as ‘people like you’, ‘you people from the colonies,’ or ‘passport seeking’ are still uttered in plain hearing,” said one veteran serviceman, who described his experience over mor...
Tags: Race, UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, BAME


MoD proposed Russian membership of Nato in 1995, files reveal

Released papers expose ‘associate membership’ plan and Yeltsin’s drinking habitsRussia could have become an “associate member” of Nato 25 years ago if a Ministry of Defence proposal had gained support, according to confidential Downing Street files which also expose Boris Yeltsin’s drinking habits.The suggestion, aimed at reversing a century of east-west antagonism, is revealed in documents released on Tuesday by the National Archives at Kew. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Russia, Cold War, UK News, World news, Ministry Of Defence, Nato, Crimea, National Archives, Malcolm Rifkind, Boris Yeltsin, Yeltsin, Kew Continue


UK Government Accidentally Doxxes Award Winners

More than 1,000 celebrities, government employees and politicians recognized in the U.K.'s traditional New Year's Honours list this year "have had their home and work addresses posted on a government website," reports the Guradian. Shimbo (Slashdot reader #100,005) quotes their report: The accidental disclosure of the tranche of personal details is likely to be considered a significant security breach, particularly as senior police and Ministry of Defence staff were among those whose addresses...
Tags: UK, England, Tech, Ministry Of Defence, Elton John, Simon Stevens, Iain Duncan Smith, Ben Stokes, Nadiya Hussain, Big Brother Watch, Alison Saunders, Diana Johnson


Government exposes addresses of New Year honours recipients

Cabinet Office apologises after details of more than 1,000 people posted online in errorMore than 1,000 celebrities, government employees and politicians who received honours in the New Year list have had their home and work addresses posted on a government website, the Guardian can reveal.The accidental disclosure of a tranche of personal details of those being celebrated for their service to British society is likely to be considered a major security breach, particularly as senior police and M...
Tags: Politics, Technology, UK News, Ministry Of Defence, Data Protection, New Year Honours List, Cabinet Office


Endangered black rhinos relocated to Malawi by British troops

British troops have helped a conservation organization relocate critically endangered black rhinos from South Africa to Malawi, the Ministry of Defence announced Thursday, in what it described as "one of the largest international rhino translocations to date."
Tags: Cnn, South Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Malawi


Racist incidents on rise in British army, warns ombudsman

Nicola Williams urges MoD to do more to tackle ‘depressingly frequent’ racismIncidents of racism in the armed forces are happening with “increasing and depressing frequency”, its official ombudsman has warned.Nicola Williams, the service complaints ombudsman for the armed forces, called on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to do more to tackle racism among service personnel. Continue reading...
Tags: Race, UK News, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Discrimination at work, Nicola Williams


TechStars’s new CEO on the state of the famed accelerator and what’s next for 2020

Like another famous accelerator program founded around the same time, Techstars has grown considerably since its 2006 launch in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, the brand seems to be in so many places that it’s hard to keep track of its reach, along with its impact. Where is Techstars, exactly? Who funds it? And how many startups have passed through its program? We caught up yesterday with co-founder and CEO David Brown, who shared CEO duties with co-founder David Cohen until recently, and h...
Tags: TC, Accelerator, South Korea, Tech, Ministry Of Defence, Venture Capital, Brad Feld, David Cohen, Lastpass, TechStars, Twilio, PillPack, Digitalocean, Zipline, Sendgrid, David Brown