Fighting for survival in London, Uber says it can improve

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber called on Monday for talks with London’s transport regulator as soon as possible and pledged to make improvements in the way it reports serious incidents in a bid to retain its license. On Friday, the British capital’s transport regulator deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and decided not to renew its license to operate, which will end this week, citing the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. London police complained earlier this year that Uber, which is backed by Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, was either not disclosing, or Click Here to Read more

Uber says not clear what prompted London regulator to strip it of license

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber said on Monday it was not clear what concerns London’s transport regulator had for stripping it of its license as the taxi app battles to keep operating in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. On Friday, the British capital’s regulator deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and decided not to renew its license to operate, which will end this week, citing the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. “Sitting down with TfL (Transport for London) representatives as soon as possible would be the most helpful thing to really Click Here to Read more

How to download and install MacOS High Sierra

Today is the day when Apple releases its newest operating system, MacOS High Sierra.  With over 200 new features and enhancements, this upgrade will be worth the wait. While obvious for most, some newer Mac users may not know how to download, install, and upgrade their computers. If you want to see what’s new, just go to the MacOS High Sierra official web page at https://www.apple.com/macos/high-sierra/ Just follow the below step by step, and you’ll be running MacOS High Sierra in no time. Login to the administrator’s account on your Mac as normal. You have to login to the Mac App Click Here to Read more

Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook (FB.O), are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington. Just last week, the U.S. Senate took a big step toward advancing legislation that would partially strip away the internet industry’s bedrock legal protection, a 1996 law that shields companies from liability for the activities of their users. At the same time, Democratic senators are writing legislation that would create new disclosure rules for online political ads after Facebook this month revealed that suspected Russian trolls Click Here to Read more

How to watch Star Trek: Discovery

After months of rumors, waiting, and false stories, CBS is finally going to show the latest addition in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Discovery. Many rumors and quite frankly false stories have been making the rounds on how to watch the prequel to the original. The following is factual information on how to watch this latest edition to Star Trek. FACT: The first show will be shown on the CBS Television Network at 8:30pm Eastern Time. FACT: All shows (after the first one) will be shown on the CBS All Access Streaming Service in the U.S.A. FACT: Their will be a second show Click Here to Read more

Uber ready to make concessions to reverse London license decision: paper

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions as it seeks to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew its license in the city, which represents a potentially big blow for the fast-growing company, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Times also quoted sources close to London’s transport body as saying the move was encouraging and suggested the possibility of talks. “While we haven’t been asked to make any changes, we’d like to know what we can do,” Tom Elvidge, Uber’s general manager in London, told the newspaper. “But that requires a dialogue we sadly Click Here to Read more

‘Unfit’ Uber stripped of London license, CEO tweets ‘pls work w/us’

LONDON (Reuters) – London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. Graphic: Uber stripped of London license – tmsnrt.rs/2jQOqKD In a break with the startup’s usual combative tone, Uber’s new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi asked London to please work with the ride service. He told employees the company needed to act with integrity but that he did not believe Uber had done everything it Click Here to Read more

‘Unfit’ Uber stripped of London license

LONDON (Reuters) – London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. The capital’s transport regulator said the Silicon Valley technology giant’s approach and conduct was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle hire license and it would not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30. Uber [UBER.UL], which has 40,000 drivers working in the capital, said it would contest the decision. Click Here to Read more

Uber stripped of London license, plans to appeal

LONDON (Reuters) – London stripped Uber on Friday of its license to operate from the end of next week in a huge blow to the taxi service and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. The capital’s transport authority said the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle hire license and it would not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30. Uber, whose 40,000 drivers in London account for a third of private vehicles hired, said it would contest the decision and regulator Transport for London (TfL) will let Click Here to Read more

Uber stripped of London license

LONDON (Reuters) – London stripped Uber [UBER.UL] on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world’s biggest cities. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) said Uber’s conduct posed risks to public safety and it would not renew its license when it expires on Sept. 30. Uber has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate until the appeal process has finished. “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of Click Here to Read more

Uber stripped of its license to operate in London

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber [UBER.UL] of its license to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app. “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications,” Transport for London (TfL) said. The final day of Uber’s license will be on Sep. 30. Uber, which has the right to appeal the decision within 21 days, did not offer an immediate comment. It is unclear whether Uber will be Click Here to Read more

Kremlin: Russia did not use Facebook adverts to sway U.S. election

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia did not place adverts on Facebook Inc to try to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers have urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russian entities purchased political adverts during and after the 2016 election. “We do not know … how to place an advert on Facebook. We have never done this, and the Russian side has never been involved in it,” Peskov told a conference call with reporters. Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya/Polina Devitt; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Andrew Click Here to Read more

Exclusive: U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had ‘critical’ cyber weaknesses in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five “critical” cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters. The report’s findings raise fresh questions about a 2016 cyber breach into the SEC’s corporate filing system known as “EDGAR.” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton disclosed late Thursday night that the agency learned in August 2017 that hackers may have exploited the 2016 incident for illegal insider-trading. The January DHS report, which shows its weekly findings after scanning computers for cyber weaknesses across most of Click Here to Read more