The Digest: Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Uber taxi firm promises 50,000 jobs under 'new' Europe deal | BBC News "The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a…

The Digest: Console sales rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Console sales up dramatically in 2014 as Xbox One finishes strongly | Engadget "Console fanboys, get ready to gloat - or mope. Actually, (nearly) everybody can be cheered by the latest data from NPD, which showed console sales up a cool 20 percent from last year to to over $5 billion. Leading the…

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

[nextpage title="Next"] 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." [/nextpage] [nextpage title="Next"] Bitcoin value plummets as mining is no…

The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…

The Digest: Obama calls for stronger data privacy… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Barack Obama calls for stronger data privacy laws | BBC News "US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled. Mr Obama called for legislation that will require firms to inform customers of data breaches within 30 days as well as protect students' information. He said identify…

The Digest: Why Netflix won’t block VPN users… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Why Netflix won't block VPN users – it has too many of them | The Guardian "More than 30 million Netflix users live in countries where the service is unavailable without the use of location-masking software, giving the company a hefty financial incentive not to crack down on members who use the technological…

The Digest: Netflix denies VPN crackdown… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Netflix: VPN crackdown claims 'false', says executive | BBC News "Netflix has criticised 'false' reports it has been cracking down on customers using a work-around to watch media blocked in their area. The company denied reports it had stepped up its attempts to block access via virtual private networks (VPNs). Netflix said its…

The Digest: New details on Sony hack… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] FBI Director Comey reveals new details on the Sony hack | The Verge "Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Manhattan, FBI director James Comey went into more detail about how the FBI determined North Korea was behind the recent digital attacks on Sony Pictures, which culminated in the partially canceled release of The…

The CES Digest: Wearables aren’t ready for the big time… and 7 other bits of news coming out of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show today

[nextpage title="Next"] Wearables aren’t ready for the big time, apparently | Shiny Shiny "The geek with a Google Glass in your office might disagree (and yes, some of the Shiny Shiny team too), but according to one company boss at CES 2015 wearable tech still isn’t quite ready for the mass market yet. At Qualcomm‘s…

The Digest: Sony condemns attack… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Sony condemns 'vicious' cyber attack | BBC News "Sony has condemned the 'vicious' cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview. Sony boss Kazuo Hirai used his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to attack the hackers who penetrated the firm's internal network.…