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Tech News Roundup: June 28

The tech big guns are in the news—for differing reasons—and a massive ransomware attack once again puts companies across the world on defense. Here are our top tech headlines for June 28:

Twitter has a new VP of inclusion and diversity

After being called out for its diversity problem over the last few years, Twitter has made serious strides in its efforts to become a more inclusive employer, and has just appointed Candi Castleberry Singleton as diversity lead.

Petya ransomware attack: what is it and how can it be stopped?

Just a month after the first widespread ransomware attack, which affected NHS computing systems in the UK, a new attack has crippled organisations across Europe and the US. Here’s everything you need to know about this rapidly spreading malware.

Google fined a record €2.4 billion for manipulating search results

The European Union has declared that search giant Google broke antitrust laws by “systematically favouring” and promoting its own services to users, specifically Google Shopping. This verdict comes at the end of a seven year investigation into the company’s algorithms.

Facebook hits 2 billion users

More than a quarter of the global population now uses Facebook every day, according to a post by founder Mark Zuckerberg. However, the company has kept the fanfare to a minimum, as Zuck is still on a mission to connect the rest of the world.

Free Wi-Fi is coming to London with LinkUK

Old, disused phone boxes across the United Kingdom are being transformed into charging stations and Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to LinkUK, a follow-up to the LinkNYC scheme which launched in New York last year. The first kiosk will open in Camden in London, with 750 stations to roll out across the rest of the country over the next few years.

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