UK Moves To Subscription Economy
A recent YouGov survey of more than 2,000 people in the UK, sponsored by subscription software firm Zuora has revealed that the average monthly spend by UK adults on subscription services of all kinds has tripled in the past year.
E-Currency A Real Possibility For Sweden
A year after launching an investigation into the viability of introducing an e-currency, Sweden’s central bank looks likely to introduce the ‘e-krona’ as a government-guaranteed means of payment and a digital complement to cash.
EC Pushes Tech Companies To Remove Hate
Technology companies are coming under renewed pressure, this time from the European Commission (EC), to take measures to rid their platforms of hate speech and terrorist materials, or face the threat of legislation.
Google’s Shopping Ads Change
After receiving a €2.42 billion fine from the European Commission back in June, Google is now letting other comparison shopping services (rather than just its own Google Shopping) place ads at the top of its search results.
Tech Tip : Your Mobile : Accessing The Quick Settings Panel on Android
If you’d like a fast route to a place that offers one-tap toggles to some of your Android device's most commonly used functions, try the Quick Settings panel. You can get there superfast by using a shortcut:
Rudd’s 'War' With Techies Over Encryption
After making critical comments about unhelpful techies while answering questions at a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference, Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing criticism from technical commentators about her apparent lack of understanding about the basics of encryption.
Uber Loses London Licence
Taxi-booking giant Uber will lose its licence to operate in London at the end of September.
The ruling, made by regulators at Transport for London, was because they deemed Uber was "not fit and proper". London Mayor Sadiq Khan publicly endorsed the decision.
Uber has had a catalogue of complaints and bad press recently so this decision was not a massive surprise.
US Government Wants Your Data
Reports from Apple and Google indicate that there has been a dramatic increase in the last year in the number of requests by the US government for user account details.
Two Hours Or Less To Remove Terrorist Content
Speaking at the United Nations, Prime minister Theresa May said technology companies must go "further and faster" in removing extremist content.
Given the recent increase in terror-related incidents in London and Manchester (and other European cities), it's likely her statements will have resonated with many leaders.
Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will also meet with the PM, where she will request them to find ways to remove content within a 2 hour-or-less timeframe.