Saudi Arabia is Uber’s fifth-largest shareholder, and the head of the nation’s sovereign wealth fund sits on the board of directors. It is also widely believed that the Saudi Government played a key role in the killing of Khashoggi. “I think that government said that they made a mistake,” Mr Khosrowshahi told Axios on HBO in an interview aired on Sunday. Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi has apologised after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a ‘mistake’. Picture: Philip Pacheco / AFPSource:AFP “Listen, it’s a serious mistake. We’ve made mistakes too, right, with self-driving, and we stopped driving and we’re recovering from that mistake. “I think that people make mistakes. It doesn’t mean that they can never be forgiven. I think they’ve taken it seriously.” Khashoggi’s death stoked worldwide condemnation of the Saudi Kingdom and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Uber … [Read more...] about Calls for boycott on Uber rideshare after CEO mounts unfortunate defence of key shareholder
Frenchman sues uber over a software bug
Video PlayerClose SYDNEY, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Australia's New South Wales (NSW) State Police confirmed on Monday that the chief sniper involved in the 2014 Lindt Cafe siege has filed a civil lawsuit against the force. According to News Corp, the sharpshooter who can only be identified Sierra 3-1 for legal reasons said in a 30-page affidavit that he had suffered "psychological trauma due to decisions taken by his superiors during the siege." The officer alleges, he, along with other colleagues, were "prevented from doing their jobs" and that the lives of the hostages that were killed could have been saved. Occurring in the heart of Sydney at a busy coffee shop, 17 hostages were taken by a crazed gunman in a terrifying 16-hour siege that saw three people killed including the gunman. Criticized in a 2017 NSW Coroner's report, the findings concluded that the police waited "too long" before entering the building and attempting to rescue hostages. While the force has confirmed the civil … [Read more...] about State police sniper sues force over “decisions” made during Australia’s Lindt Cafe siege in 2014
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has filed a lawsuit against an online retailer for using her name and image without permission to advertise their own designs. Kim on Wednesday filed a case against Missguided USA, seeking damages in excess of $10 million, reports tmz.com. In the documents, the 38-year-old cited multiple instances where Missguided USA posted its own versions of outfits Kim was photographed wearing. Kim Kardashian leaves nothing to imagination in her BOLD cutout gown! The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star's lawsuit also included photographs of her own social media posts side-by-side with the company's posts, showing their similarities and misrepresentation. Apart from this, Kim recently slammed another company Fashion Nova for recreating her vintage Mugler "b**b belt" dress, saying this practice by fast fashion companies was "devastating". … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian sues fashion company for using her image without permission
Video PlayerClose TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The head of Iranian Civil Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalali, said Sunday that Iran has taken legal actions against the United States for its "cyber attacks and threats" against Iran, Tasnim news agency reported. Washington has made cyber threats and launched cyber attacks against Tehran several times, Jalali told Tasnim without elaboration. The United States is legally accountable for the anti-Iran moves, Jalali said, adding that Iran's judiciary and Foreign Ministry are seriously following those cases. In June, the U.S. military announced that it launched cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone over the Gulf earlier in the month. Iranian Civil Defense Organization has taken measures to boost Iran's cyber defense capabilities, Jalali said. More than 120 drills have been held over the past six months, with around 70 percent of them practicing tactics to counter cyber … [Read more...] about Iran says sues U.S. legally for “cyber attacks”: official
By Debjani Ghosh Can the Indian software product sector move from a 10% growth to a 10x exponential growth? In recent times, we have seen successful executions of the 10x mindset in India. Transactions using India’s own domestic payments platform UPI hit a landmark of one billion in October, three years after its launch, with over 100 million users, making it the fastest adoption of any payments system globally. Its popularity can be attributed to its simple, safe, hassle-free system. Most conversations about the technology industry in India are centred on the behemoth-sized tech services or the accelerating e-commerce/ fintech sectors. The product story is somewhere in between — we want to be a product nation, build IP and create the multiplier impact that products can enable. But how do we bring this story mainstage? India has a growing number of product unicorns — Freshworks, Icertis, Druva. Leaders like Zoho have built global product businesses from India. … [Read more...] about Can IT products see 10x growth?