News highlights – 10 October 2017

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News highlights for 10 October 2017

Karen Bradley, Britain’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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UK wants to charge social media levy to keep users safe

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will publish a formal proposal on Wednesday for a levy on social media firms and internet providers to help fund its online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users. Read more…

Fujitsu and others to trial P2P blockchain money transfer trial

Fujitsu announced that it has reached an agreement with Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to conduct a joint field trial of a person-to-person money transfer service using blockchain technology. Read more…

IDC names names small companies as WiFi customer engagement companies

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., – International Data Corporation (IDC) has published a new IDC Innovators report naming four WiFi-enabled customer engagement service vendors with revenue under $100 million. Read more…

EE customers hit by outage on voice network

EE customers have been hit with a nationwide outage, with many unable to make calls this morning. According to monitoring site Down Detector, the problem first emerged around 8am this morning. Read more… 

Deloitte hack revealed details of 350 customers

The hack into the accountancy giant Deloitte compromised a server that contained the emails of an estimated 350 clients, including four US government departments, the United Nations and some of the world’s biggest multinationals, the Guardian has been told. Read more…

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