Britain is coming for Silicon Valley’s unruly tech giants, and it could change the way they do business forever

Britain is coming for Silicon Valley’s unruly tech giants, and it could change the way they do business forever

Business Insider 2018 will be remembered as the year that everything changed for Silicon Valley’s elite. That’s the view of Damian Collins, the prominent British lawmaker who has conducted a year-long inquiry into fake news as chair of the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee. When launched in September, his inquiry fixed on how false…

Britain could bid for football and rugby World Cups & Tour de France start, says UK Sport

Britain could bid for football and rugby World Cups & Tour de France start, says UK Sport

London Stadium hosted the 2017 World Athletics and World Para-Athletics ChampionshipsUK Sport has released a list of major international events Britain could bid for over the next two decades. It includes football and rugby World Cups, the starts of all three of cycling’s Grand Tours, the Ryder Cup and the World Athletics Championship. It builds…

Britain could keep letting in unlimited numbers of EU citizens for two years under a no deal Brexit

Britain could keep letting in unlimited numbers of EU citizens for two years under a no deal Brexit

LONDON — The UK could grant limitless access to European migrants for more than two years after a no-deal Brexit, according to a report. Sajid David, the home secretary, will propose a plan to Cabinet which sees EU citizens waved through the border for 30 months if Britain crashes out of the EU without a…

Here’s what it would look like if Britain launched an attack with nuclear weapons

Here’s what it would look like if Britain launched an attack with nuclear weapons

The United Kingdom is one of the few countries in the world to constantly maintain the capability to use nuclear weapons — and a video published by the Royal Navy gives a glimpse of what it would be like if they were ever used. Footage published in 2012 shows a rare test launch from inside…

Tour of Britain 2018: Team Sky’s Ian Stannard claims victory on penultimate stage

Tour of Britain 2018: Team Sky’s Ian Stannard claims victory on penultimate stage

Stannard broke clear of Nils Politt in the final stagesTeam Sky’s Ian Stannard claimed a solo breakaway win on the Tour of Britain’s penultimate stage as Julian Alaphilippe protected his overall lead. The Briton, 31, battled clear of German Katusha-Alpecin rider Nils Politt over a series of sharp climbs as the 215.6km race approached Mansfield.…

Theresa May told to keep Britain in the customs union indefinitely after Brexit

Theresa May told to keep Britain in the customs union indefinitely after Brexit

Brexit committee chair, Hilary Benn MP. REUTERS/Neil Hall LONDON — Theresa May should keep Britain in the customs union for as long as it takes to implement an alternative customs arrangement, a cross-party committee of MPs has urged. The Brexit select committee — chaired by Labour’s Hilary Benn — has published a report in which…

The man who guided Britain through the 2008 financial crisis worries cyber attacks could trigger the next crash

The man who guided Britain through the 2008 financial crisis worries cyber attacks could trigger the next crash

Alistair Darling. Reuters/Dylan Martinez Ignoring the possibility of another looming financial crisis would be a „profound mistake” for governments and institutions, according to Lord Alistair Darling. Darling, who was the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer during the 2008 financial crisis, told Business Insider in an interview: „If you look at the causes of the last…

Britain left behind as Australia and New Zealand start trade talks with EU instead

Britain left behind as Australia and New Zealand start trade talks with EU instead

The European Union has beaten Britain to the punch in opening trade talks with Australia and New Zealand, after the European Council gave the green light to full negotiations between the partners on Tuesday. Brexiteers had previously trumpeted a possible trade deal with the two anglosphere Commonwealth countries as a potential benefit of Brexit, but…

Britain has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over the personal data of an American professor — which could set a precedent for millions of other US voters

Britain has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over the personal data of an American professor — which could set a precedent for millions of other US voters

Mark Turnbull, Managing Director of SCL Elections/Cambridge Analytica arrives at the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – Britain’s data privacy watchdog is backing an American professor’s effort to obtain his personal information from SCL Elections, Cambridge Analytica’s parent. The Information Commissioner’s Office, or ICO, issued an order on Friday that…