Thousands of leaked files reveal top politicians were secretly lobbied at meetings by Uber, while the firm’s former boss is claimed to have reportedly ordered a “kill switch” to stop police from scouring its computers.
The closeness of Uber and the political elite in the company’s bid to disrupt Europe’s taxi industry between 2013 and 2017 was revealed in files as part of a joint investigation by media organisations including the Guardian and Panorama.
Uber says it’s since made changes to how it operates and denies installing a “kill switch”.
Red alert for Britain as we’re set to bask in temperatures hitting a bit over 33C, that’s hotter than Athens or Ibiza.
The Met Office says it’s planned to be the hottest day of the year today, with an amber level three alert for the east and south of England.
YouTuber Logan Paul says he’s turned the extremely rare Pikachu Illustrator Pokémon card from 1998 that he paid $5,275,000 for into a digital non-fungible token.
Get ready for some stunning images from the James Webb Space Telescope...
Nasa has published a teaser list of stars, galaxies and planets promising the deepest look back through time ever possible. To add a little more stardust to proceedings, President Joe Biden will push the button to release the first image this evening.
Scientists plan to use oral contraceptives to control grey squirrel populations in the UK that threaten natural red squirrels, which they say is progressing well in trials. Elon Musk’s Starlink is offering internet for yachts and other big ships at $5,000 per month. A fossilised Gorgosaurus skeleton - a Tyrannosaurus Rex ancestor - is estimated to fetch between $5 million and $8 million at US auction. ForgeStar-0, the first satellite built in Wales, is being prepared for launch into space later on this year after being built in a unit that previously manufactured hamburger vans for fairgrounds.
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