Europe – TechCrunch 15 February 2018

UK accuses Russia of 2017’s NotPetya ransomware attacks

 The UK government has directly accused Russia of being behind the so called NotPetya ransomware attack last year — which quickly spread around the globe, including affecting businesses in Spain, France and India, demanding payment in Bitcoin to unlock infected machines. Read More

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London sets out safety-first plan for regulating ride-sharing

 After London sent ripple’s of shock through Silicon Valley last year, by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city’s transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of the impact of app-based ride operators like Uber. Read More

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CommonSense Robotics raises $20M for robotics tech for online grocery fulfilment

 CommonSense Robotics, an Israel-based startup developing AI and robotics tech to help online grocery retailers speed up fulfilment and delivery, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Read More

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