Andreas Richardson

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Chinese willing to hand over control of UK nuclear plant | Financial Times

• CGN due to hold a 66.5 per cent stake in Bradwell<br>• Plant could start generating electricity in the late 2020s<br>• May “sceptical” about China investing in …

Nuclear Energy

What is Article 13? The EU's divisive new copyright plan explained

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a controversial new copyright directive that could force tech giants to do much more to stop the …

European Parliament

An Oral History of Apple's Infinite Loop

Last month, Apple became the first company valued at a trillion dollars. With its new ring-shaped campus, all glass and curvy lines, it looks the …

How The Weather Channel Made That Insane Storm Surge Animation

At a certain point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics. A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy …

The case for maintaining net neutrality | Financial Times

Few people who have any interest in net neutrality appear neutral on the subject. For some, slightly mystifying, reason, the arcane subject of …

Net Neutrality

The UK's mass surveillance regime breaks the law – again

The UK has a long history of surveillance – and it continues to be unlawful. In the latest damning judgement of British security operations the …

Her 44 siblings were conceived with one donor’s sperm. Here’s how it was possible.

BOSTON — Kianni Arroyo clasps 8-year-old Sophia’s hands tightly as they spin around, giggling like mad. It’s late afternoon, and there are hot dogs on the grill, bubble wands on the lawn, balls flying through the air.<p>The midsummer reunion in a suburb west of the city looks like any other, but these …

Siblings

BBC pioneers immersive sound using phone speakers | Financial Times

BBC researchers, working with UK universities, have developed audio technology that uses speakers in phones, laptops and other personal devices …

Living Rooms

A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy.

MOSCOW — Sergei V. Skripal was a little fish.<p>This is how British officials now describe Mr. Skripal, a Russian intelligence officer they recruited as a spy in the mid-1990s. When the Russians caught Mr. Skripal, they saw him that way, too, granting him a reduced sentence. So did the Americans: The …

Sergei Skripal

British Airways site had credit card skimming code injected

22 lines of JavaScript injected into Web, mobile apps raked in customer credit card data.<p>Last week, British Airways revealed that all the payment …

British Airways

Inside Belarus as Europe's last dictatorship struggles to restyle itself as a Soviet Silicon Valley

Last December, Belarus – Europe’s last communist dictatorship – announced the creation of its own digital and crypto hub. But building the next …

Don’t Believe the Algorithm

Blind faith in machines (and machine learning) has left us vulnerable to biased and incoherent AI. The solution? A healthy dose of skepticism and human oversight.<p>The Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s largest street party. A celebration of black British culture, it attracts up to two million …

Street Parties

We didn't fight for a united Europe to throw it all away on Brexit

“It will not,” we are told, “be the end of the world.” Call me an incorrigible optimist, but I have always aimed a little higher than avoiding …

Winston Churchill

Is Nationalization an Answer to Climate Change?

Earlier this month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., proposed a slew of measures to rein in corporate power, the centerpiece of which was ensuring …

UK Economy

Norway’s hidden scandal

By Tim Whewell<p><b>The UN rates Norway one of the best countries for a child to grow up in. And yet too many children, according to a large number of Norwegian experts, are taken into care without good reason. The conviction of a top psychiatrist in the child protection system for downloading child</b> …

It Took a Handful of Women to Kneecap One of the World’s Most Brutal Crime Networks

There’s been a lot of talk recently about allegiance and betrayal in the face of criminal prosecution. President Donald Trump, whose obsession with …

Organized Crime

The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking"

A hundred years ago, if you were a pedestrian, crossing the street was simple: You walked across it.<p>Today, if there's traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there's a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green.<p>In the 1920s, auto …

The Pentagon plans to spend $2 billion to put more artificial intelligence into its weaponry

Officials say they want computers to be capable of explaining their decisions to military commanders<p>The Defense Department’s cutting-edge research arm has promised to make the military’s largest investment to date in artificial intelligence (AI) systems for U.S. weaponry, committing to spend up to …

Artificial Intelligence

Story of a house

For personal trainer Trevor Pace, the house at 418 Homeplace Drive in Stockbridge was more than just a mansion-style home with a fireplace in the …

Mortgage-Backed Securities

We're Watching an Antidemocratic Coup Unfold

Acts of sabotage against the president are perilous to the American system of government. They're also self-serving.<p>The title of Bob Woodward’s new book, <i>Fear</i>, contains a multitude of meanings. For one thing, it describes the attitude of many of President DonaldTrump’s own aides toward his …

Donald Trump

Amazon’s pricing tactic is a trap for buyers and sellers alike | Financial Times

As Amazon heads for a $1tn valuation, the company usually speaks softly and carries a big stick. Chief executive Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, …

Mortgage-Backed Securities

Welcome to the Age of Privacy Nihilism

Google and Facebook are easy scapegoats, but companies have been collecting, selling, and reusing your personal data for decades, and now that the public has finally noticed, it’s too late. The personal-data privacy war is long over, and you lost.<p>A barista gets burned at work, buys first-aid cream …

Privacy

Central Europe: running out of steam | Financial Times

When Jan Wroblewski was scouring the market for staff for his string of hotels across Poland this year, a company approached him with an unexpected …

Europe

Battle stations: Asia’s arms race hots up | Financial Times

At Canberra airport, a sleek modern building on the edge of Australia’s sleepy capital, evidence of Australia’s military build-up is everywhere. …

Geopolitics

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega’s last stand? | Financial Times

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, …

Venezuela

The viral magic that sent Chinese tourists flocking to a British chippy

Imagine flying 11 hours from Shanghai to London, only to eat lunch at a motorway chippy. Such are the travel habits of Chinese tourists, who every …

England

London bus network has 20,000 safety incidents in three years | Financial Times

• Deaths caused by buses have not fallen in spite of dropping passenger numbers<br>• Private companies and TfL insist safety is top priority<br>• Goal of zero …

Public Bravado, Private Doubts: Inside the Unraveling of Elon Musk’s Tesla Buyout

As his team hustled to put form to his idea, lining up investors willing to put up tens of billions of dollars, Mr. Musk was having second thoughts<p>The Tesla Inc. board convened Thursday at the company’s factory in Fremont, Calif., in a conference room where Elon Musk often spent the night. His …

Wall Street

The bridge of desperation

By Katy Watson<p>The gateway<p>The bridge is about 300m long and 7m wide. It straddles the Rio Táchira in the eastern Andes, a river that snakes along the border between Colombia and Venezuela. The river bed can sometimes dry up but heavy rains soon change that.<p>The two small towns the bridge connects - …

Venezuela

British universities set up shop overseas

JOHOR BAHRU, a sprawling, gritty city in Malaysia, would once have been an unusual home for a British university. But just off one of the main roads …

Kuala Lumpur