Techtastic technology news digest – 4 December 2018

In this week’s Techtastic, we report on mounting challenges to the UK’s mass surveillance and counter-terrorism laws, how Brexit is impacting – or, some might say, fuelling – the UK’s space industry, continuing concerns about just how Deep Mind is using NHS patient data (in other words, our data) and a Chinese mining operation that went badly wrong for its two academic founders. But then, headmasters aren’t generally supposed to set up crypto mining operations on school premises. Read on read on…