Uber reportedly tells its staff not to disclose potential crimes

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Uber has faced numerous sexual assault charges against its drivers in its time, but has repeatedly assured its users that it’s taking steps to strengthen security for riders. Now, The Washington Post has revealed that despite these measures, Uber’s c…

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The UK gets its first checkout-free grocery store

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The days of spending your precious lunchbreak standing in line for a sandwich are increasingly numbered, as supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has launched the UK’s first ever till-free grocery store. The busy store in London’s Holborn Circus has been giv…

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Bird launches UK’s first scooter sharing service on one London path

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London faces some of the biggest transport problems in the world, but one startup thinks its electric scooter scheme could be the solution — as long as it can get around the UK’s draconian vehicle laws. US company Bird is set to launch the UK’s firs…

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Uber will introduce a ‘clean air fee’ to all London rides

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Uber has been consistently vocal about its green aspirations. From electric scooters to its own EV charging networks, the company’s eco-friendly ambitions reached a pinnacle last year when it announced its “Clean Air Plan” for the city of London. Now…

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London Mayor: Tech companies aren’t above the law

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, kicked off his SXSW 2018 keynote with some jokes that sparked a deafening laugh and applause from the audience. He first talked about how he was shocked by the amount of hipsters here in Austin, Texas, followed…

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Piccadilly Circus’ billboard is alight once more, and it’s watching

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The iconic lights illuminating London’s Piccadilly Circus were switched back on this morning, nine months after going dark to accommodate some serious renovations. The huge advertising space is no longer home to six distinct screens. Instead, owner L…

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Bosch details its work on present and future self-driving cars

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There are so many companies working on different pieces of the self-driving puzzle, it’s hard to keep track of all the partnerships and small developments that are pushing us ever closer to kicking back in a fully autonomous vehicle. While not as vis…

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