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Supreme Court president: UK privacy law "may have to be reconsidered" due to rise of social media

The pace of technological change and rise of social media "may make it inevitable" that UK privacy laws need to be revised and updated, the country's most senior judge has said. 28 Aug 2014

Chinese operating system ‘set for autumn debut'

A home-grown ‘China operating system’ (COS) to challenge rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple could be available as soon as October 2014, the country’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has said. 26 Aug 2014

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