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LocalGlobe co-founder Saul Klein says despite Brexit fears, the UK’s startup kids should be all right – TechCrunch

LocalGlobe co-founder Saul Klein says despite Brexit fears, the UK’s startup kids should be all right – TechCrunch While Brexit’s effects are dominating headlines in the UK and around the globe, the nation’s startup industry should emerge from the chaos relatively unscathed, according to longtime European venture investor Saul Klein …

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Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t – TechCrunch

Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t – TechCrunch The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee’s call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a levy on social media …

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UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’ – TechCrunch

UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’ – TechCrunch The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European Union . Britain has less than six months to …

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Job Today gets a $16M top up as it preps for Brexit bump – TechCrunch

Job Today gets a $16M top up as it preps for Brexit bump – TechCrunch Accel-backed mobile-first jobs app Job Today has pulled in another $16M — an expansion to its November 2016 $20M Series B round. It raised a $10M Series A in January of the same year. The 2015 founded …

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As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options From longer approval processes to the threat they might lose access to the European market, it’s safe to say U.K. blockchain startups are looking for contingency plans. A quick recap: in 2016, the U.K. held a referendum on whether to …

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Facebook finally hands over leave campaign Brexit ads – TechCrunch

Facebook finally hands over leave campaign Brexit ads – TechCrunch The UK parliament has provided another telling glimpse behind the curtain of Facebook’s unregulated ad platform by publishing data on scores of pro-Brexit adverts which it distributed to UK voters during the 2016 referendum on European Union membership. The ads …

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Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help – TechCrunch

Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help – TechCrunch The UK’s Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote Leave campaign broke the law by breaching election campaign spending limits. It found Vote …

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UK election regulator calls for urgent law changes – TechCrunch

UK election regulator calls for urgent law changes – TechCrunch A report by the UK’s Electoral Commission has called for urgent changes in the law to increase transparency about how digital tools are being used for political campaigning, warning that an atmosphere of mistrust is threatening the democratic process. The …

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