Articles by Thomas Seal

UK Sees Surge in Cyber Scams Using Bogus Websites in 2020

Criminals launched more websites to trick people into giving up data, downloading malware and sending them money during 2020, taking advantage of pandemic lockdown by pretending to be celebrities, shops and government agencies. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre took …

UK Space Industry Aims to Remove Dangerous Space Junk from Orbit

A defunct satellite spent early April hurtling through space toward the body of an old rocket, threatening a collision that the European Union’s Space Surveillance and Tracking Consortium estimated could generate more than 4 million pieces of debris. In the …

Europe’s Soccer Clubs May Face $1B Bill if Coronavirus Forces Season Cancellation

If the coronavirus forces Europe’s soccer leagues to cancel the rest of the season, TV networks may be able to demand more than $1 billion in compensation. The move to suspend international games and competitions in England, Spain and Italy …

Aon and Other Companies Distance Themselves from Prince Andrew over Epstein Links

The U.K.’s former state phone company is the latest organization to distance itself from Prince Andrew after a prime time television interview threw fuel on the fire of the controversy surrounding his relationship with convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. …

No-Deal Brexit Could Endanger Billions of Data Transfers; Some Firms Move Data Centers

If Britain hasn’t secured a deal to leave the European Union as the clock ticks past 11 p.m. on Oct. 31, billions of data transfers could be thrown into legal limbo. Though not as visible as lines of trucks backing …

5G Mobile Networks Jeopardize Future Storm Forecasts, Claim Weather Agencies

Weather agencies are warning that signals from new 5G mobile networks will make it harder to predict and track deadly storms, as the fiercest hurricane in more than 80 years tore across the Bahamas to threaten the U.S. East Coast. …

U.K. Lawmakers Call for Ban on Plastic Microbeads, Citing Dangers to Food Chain

U.K. lawmakers called for a ban on plastic microbeads used in products such as shaving gel, exfoliating scrubs and toothpaste, saying they are harming marine life and entering the food chain. In a report published Wednesday, the House of Commons …