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2019-05-16T12:47:20+02:00

The 5G mass experiment

Are you happy with 4G mobile? You may be, but governments and industry are already looking at the next level - 5G -  and the infrastructure for 'smart homes' and the 'internet of things'. According to EU plans, Europe will be hyper-connected by 2025. And why the rush?

2019-02-08T12:43:37+02:00

Sweatshops on wheels

Big haulage companies exploit drivers from low-wage countries as a business model, often with severe consequences for those behind the wheel. In a process known as social dumping, companies employ migrant workers paying them at a level far below the accepted rate for drivers in the countries they’re working.

2019-04-17T15:35:57+02:00

BlackRock – The company that owns the world?

There’s a good chance you have never heard of BlackRock. In less than 30 years, this American financial firm has grown from nothing to becoming the world’s largest and most trusted manager of other people’s money. The assets left in their care are worth a staggering 6.3 trillion US dollars – a figure with 12 zeroes.

2019-01-16T12:50:13+02:00

Europe’s dire dependency on Microsoft

All across Europe, from Finland to Portugal, Ireland to Greece, the information technology (IT) of government administrations is based on Microsoft programmes. But because digital systems are constantly growing in both size and importance, countries are becoming ever increasingly dependent on this single corporation.