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Five must-read stories from the intersection of tech, business and politics

From the UK’s first commercial quantum computer, to a major milestone for British 5G, here are the key developments from the second half of this week. For Wednesday’s recap, click here.

Rigetti begins work on UK’s ‘first commercial quantum computer’

The Californian computing startup Rigetti is joining forces with British businesses to develop its first quantum computer outside of the US.

Privacy-focused browsers return more health misinformation, researchers claim

A new study overseen by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) claims that privacy-preserving browsers such as DuckDuckGo return more health misinformation – such as anti-vaccine sites – than Google.

‘We were worried some projects would never be completed’

Eacs CEO Kevin Timms speaks to Sooraj Shah about the impact of Covid-19 on the MSP sector and its clients.

Airwaves freed up for 5G and rural coverage in infrastructure ‘major milestone’

What is being heralded as a “major milestone” in digital infrastructure has been achieved as radio waves previously used by TV have been freed up for 5G and mobile coverage in rural regions.

The biggest govtech deals of the week

In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week.