Uber loses London operating licence due to a pattern of failures

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The online taxi app platform Uber has ljust ost its licence to operate private hire vehicles in London after authorities found that more than 14,000 trips were taken with uninsured drivers. Transport for London announced the decision not to renew the ride-hailing firm’s licence at the end of a two-month probationary extension granted in September. Uber was told then it needed to address issues with checks on drivers, insurance and safety, but has failed to satisfy the capital’s transport authorities. TfL said on Monday it had identified a “pattern of…

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LinkedIn banned in Russia

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LinkedIn, a social media platform for professional has been blocked in Russia following failure to comply with personal data storage regulations which came into effect September 2015. Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has reportedly added the social network to a blacklist of websites making LinkedIn the first major social network to be blocked in Russia . The social network had been found to be in violation of a rule requiring data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers inside the country. As a result, internet service providers in Russia will have…

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Huge U.K. TalkTalk telecom puts at risk 4 Million British Broadband Customers

British broadband provider TalkTalk has admitted that all of its 4 million customers’ names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and bank details may have stolen by hackers. The telecommunications company was attacked on Wednesday, and says all of its customers could have been affected by the breach. The police, who launched an investigation yesterday, have described the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack as ‘significant and sustained’. TalkTalk, meanwhile, says its site is now secure again, and will contact each of its customers to explain the situation…

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WSJ: U.S. Technology Companies Worry About the Backlash They Face in Europe

By Stephen Fidler:  Europe Pulls Welcome Mat for U.S. Tech Companies One message so far from the corridors around the World Economic Forum in Davos: U.S. technology companies are very worried about the backlash they are now facing in Europe. From their standpoint, Europe risks shooting itself in the foot by rejecting the cutting-edge technologies they have brought to the continent. But they would say that, wouldn’t they? Look at it from the European point of view. Europe once led the world in mobile technology: The Global System for Mobile…

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European Regulators Publish Right To Be Forgotten Guidelines

Europe’s Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the implementation of the so-called right to be forgotten ruling, which was handed down by Europe’s top court back in May. The European Court of Justice Right To Be Forgotten ruling gives private individuals in Europe the right to request that search engines de-index specific URLs attached to search results for their name — if the information being associated with their name is inaccurate, outdated or irrelevant. The ruling…

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Africa’s mobile money platform Mpesa expands to Europe

Editor’s note: Tomorrow Transformed explores innovative approaches and opportunities available in business and society through technology. (CNN) — Snapchat may be the latest application with a new mobilepayment feature launched this week, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa. When M-Pesa came on the scene in 2007 — a money transfer system devised by Vodafone and Kenya-based Safaricom – it sparked a mini-revolution. With the touch of a button, relatives in Nairobi could transfer cash instantly to their remote up-country families…

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African Mobile Money platform Mpesa adopted in Europe

Vodafone brings Africa’s M-Pesa mobile money to Europe * Launch targets 7 mln in Romania who mainly use cash * M-Pesa has 16.8 mln active customers in emerging markets * Mobile payments expected to grow rapidly in coming years By Kate Holton LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Vodafone brought the mobile money service that has revolutionised banking in Africa to Romania on Monday, offering M-Pesa text-message transactions to millions of customers in its first push into Europe. Vodafone said it had chosen Romania to target the seven million people there…

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Q&A: Europe is missing out on Africa, says AfricaHackTrip

A group of eight to 12 European software developers will tour Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in the second half of 2013 on an African-tech fact finding mission. HumanIPO spoke to founder Martynus Gregor, also an app developer, about his AfricaHackTrip initiative and what motivated his interest in the promotion of technology on the continent. source Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 5 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

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