We need to talk about Facebook. Google (or Alphabet, if you prefer) is more ubiquitous; Apple makes more money; Amazon is a more obvious threat to the bricks-and-mortar economy; yet there is something uniquely troubling about the social media leviathaRead more
ANTITRUST, privacy, hate speech—whenever the European Union tries to rein in tech giants, Americans accuse it of protectionism. That argument has always been simplistic, but now it is harder to make; scarcely a week passes in Washington when companies like Apple and Google are not in politicians’ crosshairs.Read more
The U.S House of representatives approves a ‘one size fits all’ regulatory approach – but there’s a catch; the Airbnb of mobility gets a boost; and Apple vs Samsung all over again.Read more
The United Kingdom has published a set of “Key principles of vehicle cyber security for connected and automated vehicles” outlining how auto-makers need to behave if they want computerised cars to hit Blighty’s byways and highways.Read more
The increasingly internet-connected nature of vehicles means cars are fast becoming just another potential target for hackers looking to steal personal data, remotely control vehicles, or even leave the driver unable to start the car because the systems have been infected with ransomware.Read more
HOW much bigger can they get? The five biggest technology firms—Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—have published financial results in recent weeks that put their combined quarterly revenues at $143bn.Read more
The UK government has outlined plans to prevent the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The draft proposal stems from fears that pollution is rising and air quality continues to get worse, which may eventually become a serious risk to public health.Read more
The UK is planning to make amateur drone pilots sit a flight safety test in response to the rising number of near-misses with aircraft.
The flight test will be part of an overall package of regulation to be presented to parliament in the coming months.Read more
The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz).
Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures.Read more
Professor Philip Treleaven and his financial computer science team at University College London have impressive form when it comes to executing grandiose projects. About 25 years ago, UCL successfully built the first insider dealing detection system for the London Stock Exchange.Read more
Well, that didn’t take long.
Consumers in the United States who buy a drone for recreational purposes no longer need to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration. A Washington, D.C. federal court ruled the FAA’s drone registration rule violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act.Read more