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Details of NHS deals with tech giants released by govt after legal threat

Details of NHS deals with tech giants released by govt after legal threat

Technology
The government has released the details of deals struck with big tech firms to handle NHS data, after a legal challenge from campaigners.The documents show the data-sharing arrangements made between the NHS and Microsoft, Google, Faculty and controversial Silicon Valley firm Palantir. They were released to news website openDemocracy and tech campaign group Foxglove after the two organisations sent a legal letter demanding disclosure of the contracts under the Freedom of Information Act.Over 13,000 people had signed a petition calling for publication of the documents.A lawsuit against the government was set to be issued on Friday. ...
Boeing nabs $3.1B in cruise missile deals for Saudi Arabia, other partners

Boeing nabs $3.1B in cruise missile deals for Saudi Arabia, other partners

Business
May 14 (UPI) -- The Navy awarded Boeing with a combined $ 3.1 billion in contracts this week for cruise missile weapon systems for foreign partners, including Saudi Arabia. "We are pleased to continue our long legacy of partnering with the Navy to build weapons that defend America and its international partners," Cindy Gruensfelder, vice president, Boeing Weapons, said in a press statement. The first of the two contracts -- a $ 1.9 billion deal for work on the Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response, or SLAM-ER -- will support a redesign of the missiles, as well as production and delivery of 650 SLAM-ERs to Saudi Arabia through the Pentagon's Foreign Military Sales Program. The second is a $ 657 million contract modification that procures and delivers 467 Harpoon full rate produc...
China foreign minister says Huawei ‘won’t do back door deals’ on security

China foreign minister says Huawei ‘won’t do back door deals’ on security

Technology
China's foreign minister has said Huawei is a "trustworthy" company, after senior Conservatives called on the government to rule out working with the telecommunications giant.Wang Yi also said the Chinese firm has pledged "not to do back door deals" after six Conservative MPs, including four cabinet ministers, signed a letter raising concerns about the governments' decision to allow Huawei a role in building the UK's 5G Network. In the letter sent earlier this week, Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Owen Paterson, David Davis and Damian Green called for "high-risk" vendors to be ruled out now, or phased out over time.The Chinese foreign minister told Sky News on Saturday: "Huawei is a private company. ...

Kosovo-Serbia rail, road deals signed at security conference

World
The U.S. envoy in talks between Serbia and Kosovo says the Balkan rivals have signed deals on restoring railway and highway linksBy LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressFebruary 14, 2020, 9:53 PM3 min readTIRANA, Albania -- Serbia and Kosovo on Friday signed U.S.-brokered deals on restoring railway and highway links. The deals were signed during an international security conference in Munich, Germany, said Richard Grenell, U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoy in the talks. “Today’s historic agreements to develop railway and motorway connections between Belgrade and Pristina will help facilitate the flow of people and goods between Serbia and Kosovo,” Grenell told the Associated Press at the Munich Security Conference. The U.S. envoy said that the new agreements “build on the one signed last month
Appeals court deals blow to Trump’s Medicaid work rules

Appeals court deals blow to Trump’s Medicaid work rules

Health
The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care has suffered a serious setback after a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by lawBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JILL BLEED Associated PressFebruary 14, 2020, 9:22 PM4 min readWASHINGTON -- The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means President Donald Trump will have little to show for one of his major health care initiatives ahead of the November elections. The case involves Ark...