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The Digest: Uber dodges regulators… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apps, BlackBerry, Broadband, Cryptocurrencies, Internet, Samsung, The Digest, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Uber dodges "covert" transport regulators by blocking mobile phones | Cnet "State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service." Bitcoin value plummets as mining is no…

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The Digest: More trouble for Uber… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sydney siege sees Uber raise prices before backtracking | BBC News "Cab-ordering firm Uber has been criticised for increasing fares by up to four times normal rates during the hostage crisis in Sydney. As the police cordoned off a wide area around the Lindt cafe where a gunman was holding staff and customers…

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Is BT YouView going to get the Sky Sports channels?

James O'Malley Online TV, Sky Leave a Comment

Interesting legal intrigue this morning as it has emerged that Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, could force Sky to offer its sports channels on rival platforms - including BT's YouView offering. According to the news release, the decision was made by the Competition Appeal Tribunal to uphold a ruling from Ofcom in 2010 which would force…

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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Censorship, Computer Security, Computers, Internet, Sky, Websites Leave a Comment

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don't like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government - with…

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