Mixed reactions after Uber stripped of London license – video

Taxi company Uber was stripped of its London licence on Friday after it was deemed the company is not a ‘fit and proper’ private car hire operator. London mayor Sadiq Khan says he fully supports the decision to revoke Uber’s licence, but there was mixed reaction on the streets

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Major cyber-attack will happen soon, warns UK’s security boss

A head of the National Cybersecurity Centre predicts the most serious level of hacking will happen within years

A “category one” cyber-attack, the most serious tier possible, will happen “sometime in the next few years”, a director of the National Cybersecurity Centre has warned.

According to the agency, which reports to GCHQ and has responsibly for ensuring the UK’s information security, a category one cybersecurity incident requires a national government response.

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Uber’s rivals ready to fill the gap but cab giant puts up a fight

The travel service faces a string of concerns about its practices that will be aired during a long appeal

The end is far from nigh for Uber, but Transport for London’s decision not to renew its licence is another wounding blow. Even after the controversies that the ride-hailing app has faced worldwide and the concerted opposition of unions, employment-rights lawyers and black-cab drivers, few expected TfL’s verdict that Uber is not a “fit and proper” firm to run taxis in the capital.

While Uber’s battle to survive in London will take place first in the courts, political heat will be piled on the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, during an appeal process that could take a year or more to play out.

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