Tag "United Kingdom"

Alibaba’s Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M

February 14, 2019 0

Ant Financial, the financial services behemoth affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made its first big move into Europe. It’s acquired London-headquartered payments company

The UK now has a law against upskirting

February 12, 2019 0

A law change that comes into force in the UK today makes the highly intrusive practice of ‘upskirting’ illegal. The government said it wants the new

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

February 11, 2019 0

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

February 10, 2019 0

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could

UK moves towards driverless car tests without safety drivers

February 6, 2019 0

The UK government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers.

Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

February 4, 2019 0

Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the

Japan’s “Society 5.0” initiative is a roadmap for today’s entrepreneurs

February 3, 2019 0

Mark Minevich Contributor Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized

Google and IAB ad category lists show “massive leakage of highly intimate data”, GDPR complaint claims

January 28, 2019 0

Male impotence, substance abuse, right-wing politics, left-wing politics, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, mental health. Those are just a few of the advertising labels that Google’s

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports

January 21, 2019 0

The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s

India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers

January 17, 2019 0

Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round.