Angela Merkel warns EU to get ready for no deal ahead of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deadline
Angela Merkel warned the EU must get ready for UK trade negotiations to fail as Boris Johnson told ministers the UK should have “no fear” over a no deal Brexit if his October 15 deadline is missed on Thursday. The Prime Minister told his Cabinet he believed a deal could still be done by Thursday’s European Council summit in two days’ time but that was ruled out by Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator. Mr Johnson will speak to Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, on Wednesday after being briefed on whether a free trade agreement is in sight by David Frost, his chief negotiator. Mrs Merkel said the EU wanted to secure the trade deal and appeared to urge other member states to compromise in a speech
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The Echo line of devices has got a major revamp, making the largely cylindrical design move towards a spherical one
Amazon has kept its annual date of launching new gizmos and it did in plenty, though only a handful would be available in India. Two of the most interesting developments involve a cloud-based gaming service subscription called Luna and the other is a home camera drone while the vertical Echo smart speakers will now sport a spherical shape and its innards have been given a digital boost.
“Our homes have become our offices, our classrooms, movie theatres and more. We believe that our homes are made better by technology—technology that you don’t have to learn and works well for everybody, whenever and wherever you are,” said David Limp, Amazon’s head of devices and services, during a virtual event.
Though cloud gaming is a good addition in the pandemic situation but
- Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement for user data.
- This increase could reinforce privacy-minded consumers’ aversion to smart home devices.
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Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement in the first half of 2020. The 3,105 requests—the bulk of which came in the form of subpoenas, though there were also search warrants and other court orders—represented a 24% increase relative to requests from the first half of 2019, and a 38% increase relative to requests from the first half of 2017.
Amazon discloses the law enforcement requests for the sake of transparency, and the