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2019-01-15T20:36:37+00:00

The 5G mass experiment

Europe is about to go through a giant technological transformation, one that will bring us “smart homes”, “smart cities” and the much-hyped “internet of things”. The vehicle for this transformation is 5G, the fifth-generation mobile service. 5G will allow countless appliances and everyday objects to be connected to the internet at all times. It will bring driverless cars, hologram images instead of video, smart fridges, nappies, washing machines, electricity circuits, coffee machines, your blood sugar, your medicine intake…

2019-01-11T12:44:47+00:00

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.

2019-01-11T12:50:39+00:00

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.

2018-10-26T16:40:45+00:00

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.

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