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UK set to regulate Google and Facebook
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UK set to regulate Google and Facebook

The U.K. government said Friday, Nov 27, that it plans to create a Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to enforce "a new code to govern the behavior of platforms that currently dominate the market, such as Google and Facebook."   The aim is to protect smaller competitors and give consumers more control over personal data.   Under the new code, some of the world’s biggest tech companies may have to be more transparent about the services they provide and how they use consumers’ data. They may also be forced to give consumers a choice over whether to receive personalized advertising, and they won’t be able to place restrictions on customers that make it difficult for them to use rival platforms.   The DMU, which will be part of the Competition and Markets Authority...
Manchester United Say They Can Safely Host 23,500 Fans At Old Trafford
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Manchester United Say They Can Safely Host 23,500 Fans At Old Trafford

Spectators have been barred from games since the league resumed in June after a three-month hiatus due to the pandemic, with fans last present at Old Trafford during United's 2-0 derby victory over Manchester City in March. The U.K. government had hoped to allow limited crowds back into sporting venues from October, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson put those plans on hold last month amid a surge in cases. "We spent around two months working with the government guidelines to... make sure we can have around 23,500 people in this stadium safely social distancing," United's chief operating officer Collette Roche told Sky Sports. "It's quite bemusing to understand why people can gather in other settings such as on an aeroplane or a restaurant, or even in a cinema to watch football,...
UK Hits 95 Percent Broadband Penetration As Nigeria Struggles At 21 Percent
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UK Hits 95 Percent Broadband Penetration As Nigeria Struggles At 21 Percent

The United Kingdom Government has disclosed that 95 per cent of premises within the country now have access to superfast broadband.   U.K. Minister for Secretary of State, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, who announced the milestone, praised the government, especially for deeming it possible to encourage superfast broadband rollouts in areas deemed less commercially attractive by operators.   This is coming on the heels of Nigeria's struggle towards attaining a 30 per cent penetration set for end of this year. Nigeria currently has 21 per cent penetration.   Hancook explained that over the last five years, the government's rollout of superfast broadband has made superfast speed a reality for more than 4.5 million homes and businesses, who wou...
Why Buhari Met PDP, APC Leaders, 36 Govs In Aso Rock
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Why Buhari Met PDP, APC Leaders, 36 Govs In Aso Rock

The Presidency, on Friday, explained that President Muhammadu Buhari has been meeting political leaders and interest groups across the country in order to build national consensus for peace and unity. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said that the theme of the President’s speeches at the meetings has been unity and peace which he described as crucial at this critical period in the development of the country. He was answering questions against the background of meetings between the President and leaders of the two major political parties in the country – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) – and the 36 state governors. President Buhari, on Friday, met with leaders of the opposition PDP together with their APC counterparts at the Presidenti...