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Compensation follows day-long O2 system error

Compensation follows day-long O2 system error

Lifestyle, Technology, UK
The services disrupted yesterday are now restored and O2 is currently working out compensation for the millions affected by the outage. A major network error occurred Thursday morning. It was reported that millions of people were unable to use their O2 devices as they showed no signal available across the UK. The blackout also hit companies that use its networks such as Giffgaff, Tesco Mobile or Lycamobile. Transport for London was also a victim of the error as its live bus arrival at stops around London uses O2’s network for updates. After the system went down, the telecommunications network company published a statement apologising for the error and asked customers to use wifi wherever possible. O2 confirmed one of their third party suppliers has identified a software issue
A mission to bridge world’s digital inequalities

A mission to bridge world’s digital inequalities

Have you heard, Lifestyle, Technology, World
LinkSure - A Chinese tech company has announced its plan to provide free satellite internet worldwide by 2026, joining top-tier companies like SpaceX, and Google in the operation to run a global level internet service. At Beijing’s strategic conference, a Shanghai-based company LinkSure Networks announced an ambitious plan of providing free internet service all over the world with their “LinkSure Swarm Constellation System” satellite network programme. Below is LinkSure’s projected timeline: According to the company website, they already offer service to more than 900 million users across 223 countries and regions through their application WiFi Master Key - a wifi-hotspot which allows people to use the internet without giving individual login details. So with their new sa
Is everything you know from the internet?

Is everything you know from the internet?

Arts, Brexit, Entertainment, Featured
All I Know is What’s on the Internet exhibition at Photographers’ Gallery will be on until February 24th. The photography display’s title is a Donald Trump’s quote from 2016, during the presidential campaign. The body of work, made by a number of visual artists, deals with the always increasing presence of the internet in ordinary peoples’ daily life, investigating the role of photography in this relatively new and ever-changing environment. As opposed to a society in which photography used to have a central role in investigating the world and its people in a relatively straightforward way, “in a social media age, the challenge of making sense of a single photograph is being overwhelmed by the problem of processing millions of images at speed”. The show also brings up issues as the
Is this UK unicorn the bank of the future?

Is this UK unicorn the bank of the future?

Business, News, Tech (news), UK
You see the flash of a fluorescent coral card as someone goes to pay for their coffee. Followed by an instant buzz of a phone as they reach into their pocket to a new notification. This is Monzo. The “bank that lives on your smartphone and is built for the way we live.” Founded in 2015, by Tom Bloomfield, Monzo quickly won a cult following and in April 2017, it became a fully-fledged bank. It is recruiting around 20,000 customers a week, as reported by This Is Money. The fast-growing startup has raised £85m from US venture capital investors, and this year hit a landmark valuation of over £1bn – making it part of the UK Fintech unicorn club. https://twitter.com/amandigiruu/status/1018207148948541445 Monzo branded itself as exclusively available with the use of ‘queues’ and ‘golden
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