Reuters revealed that tech company Yahoo had secretly scanned millions of its users' email accounts on behalf of the US government, the first case to surface of a U.S. Internet company agreeing to a request to searching all arriving messages, as opposed to examining stored messages. The latest allegations come less than two weeks after Yahoo said hackers had stolen millions of users' data. To understand the reasons behind this compliance with the US government and the consequences for Yahoo, Matt Cox spoke to Oliver Smith, senior tech reporter at The Memo.
The Institute of Economic Affairs will today debate how new "disruptive" digital businesses fit into current competition policy rules. With cases such as Uber versus Transport for London and Google under fire from the EU for pre-loading Android smartphones with Google apps, the question remains how to regulate competition between these companies - or if we should.
Matt Cox spoke to Paul Henty, Partner and competition law expert at law firm Charles Russell-Speechlys to find out more.
In time for Marketforce's annual "Future of E-Commerce Delivery" conference in London on Tuesday, Matt Cox spoke to Henrik Gedde Moos, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer at parcel solutions company SwipBox, about the health and trends in the delivery sector.
Georgie Frost is joined by private client solicitor Angharad Lynn from Veale Wabrough Vizards. Today they discuss flexible working hours and which groups have access to them as well as the risks faced by the thousands of pensioners who have withdrawn cash lump sums from their pensions. Plus why network providers are urging those in areas with weak signal to opt out of their contracts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Google is set to announce a new smartphone at its San Francisco conference. The so-called Google Pixel will be Google's first smartphone made entirely by the tech giant. But some have questioned what unique selling point Google can bring to the already-full phone market. Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant and journalist Chris Green to find out.
Georgie Frost is joined by editor of money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today they discuss new research into our growing addiction to smartphones as well as the results of this years CoolBrands survey. Plus is airline Monarch really in financial trouble? All these stories and more on The News Review.
It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction.
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