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.
Telecoms group TalkTalk has been slapped with a record £400,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office because of a cyber attack last year. The ICO found that “security failings” allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. To discuss the implications for TalkTalk, Share Radio was joined by Dave Millett, Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker Equinox.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss today's ruling on fracking as well as the Bank of England's latest admission it was too pessimistic about the impact of the Brexit referendum vote. Plus the news alcohol is now so cheap it's possible to buy 13 pints for the price of a cinema ticket. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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.
This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our two apprentice investors today are Olivia Demetriades and Matt Cox - and giving us his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
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.
The International Monetary Fund has defended the grim warnings it made about the potential impact of the UK voting to leave the EU, with its chief economist saying it would have been “malpractice” not to have considered worst-case scenarios. The comments came after the fund nudged up its 2016 growth forecast for the UK but cut the 2017 forecast once again. Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio to offer his view on the forecasts.
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.