Articles by Amy Thomson and Nate Lanxon

Uber’s London License Ban Marks Global Regulatory Backlash for Ride-Hailing Firms

Uber Technologies Inc. and its rivals disrupted global transport, riding on a lack of regulation to drive exponential growth. Now, regulators are closing in. London’s transport authority banned Uber for a second time on Monday, citing concerns about customer safety …

Uber in London Awaits Decision on License Renewal in Its Important European Market

London’s transit authority is set to announce as soon as Monday whether it will grant Uber Technologies Inc. a new license to operate. If Transport for London decides against the company, Uber could face expulsion from its most important European …

Ransomware Attack on Aluminium Producer Norsk Hydro Is Similar to Other Breaches

Norsk Hydro ASA confirmed that a ransomware attack was behind production outages across the aluminum producer’s operations in Europe and the U.S. The perpetrators are still unknown but the work is similar to other recent breaches. The Norwegian company, one …

Emails Released in U.K. Probe Show How Facebook Wielded Users’ Data

Facebook Inc. wielded user data like a bargaining chip, providing access when that sharing might encourage people to spend more time on the social network — and imposing strict limits on partners in cases where it saw a potential competitive …

Uber Court Case in London Could Determine Future of UK’s Gig Economy

Just months after Uber Technologies Inc. persuaded a London judge to allow it to keep operating in the city, the ride-hailing company is back in court. At stake this time is an issue that could strike at the core of …

Uber Girds for Court Battle to Continue Operating in London

In a TV ad currently airing in the U.K., a young woman leaves a bar alone and prepares to step into an Uber. “I know his license number and he’s made 3,000 trips and speaks four languages,” she says to …

Basic IT Best Practice Would Have Limited WannaCry Cyber Attack: UK Report

The U.K. government holds North Korea responsible for the global WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled parts of the state-run National Health Service as a damning report highlighted its weak defense against such attacks. While the rogue Asian state has long …

Bitcoin Startup, Blockchain, Raises $40M in New Funding from Heavy Hitters

Blockchain, the London-based bitcoin currency service provider, has raised $40 million of fresh funding, representing one of the largest investment rounds in the financial technology sector since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. New investors in the company, which …