• 23 Oct 2018

    Earlier this year, Channel 4 News and the Observer revealed allegations that the now-closed data firm Cambridge Analytica was behind a data grab of tens of millions of Facebook profiles. This week, members of the European Parliament vote on a report recommending new measures in response to the scandal. Today, MEPs condemned the social network, with Labour claiming that disinformation,…

  • 16 Oct 2018

    If you use Facebook, there is a good chance you were targeted in the EU referendum campaign by online ads making controversial claims, but not necessarily disclosing who was behind them.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    British Airways cabin crew have told an inquest into the death of a teenager who suffered an allergic reaction after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich that landing the plane took priority over fetching a defibrillator. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who was 15, collapsed on a flight from London to Nice, and went into cardiac arrest. But the…

  • 21 Sep 2018

    The taxi app Uber is reportedly in talks to buy the food delivery app Deliveroo, according to the financial news service Bloomberg.

  • 15 Sep 2018

    They predicted the global financial meltdown a decade ago, now economists are warning another crash is on the way – putting the world’s economies at risk.

  • 15 Sep 2018

    A comprehensive review of the rail industry is being launched by the Government next week, at a time when services have been plunged into chaos, infuriating long suffering passengers.

  • 30 Aug 2018

    Brexit fears have led to the electronics giant Panasonic becoming the latest multinational company to announce it will move its European HQ out of the UK.

  • 28 Aug 2018

    New rules requiring lenders to pay compensation for such high rates have forced Wonga itself into the red. 

  • 23 Aug 2018

    ‘I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job’, Donald Trump has insisted – telling Fox News that if he was impeached the markets would crash and “everybody would be very poor”. And in another tirade against his former laywer Michael Cohen – who claimed the President directed him to make…

  • 23 Aug 2018

    The British people don’t trust the media and think most newspapers just turn out fake news – Jeremy Corbyn has claimed – as he set out his ideas for a shake-up of the news industry. The Labour leader told the Edinburgh television festival he wanted to reduce the power of “media bosses and owners” –…

  • 23 Aug 2018

    The Government’s contingency plans for a no deal brexit amount to a torrent of details from stock piles of medical supplies, to warnings that Britons living elsewhere in Europe could lose access to UK banking and pension services. Brexit secretary Dominic Raab described it as “practical and proportionate advice” – but Labour said it showed…

  • 22 Aug 2018

    Facebook has taken down hundreds of fake accounts, groups and pages which were targeting British politics, in what MPs have warned is just the “tip of the iceberg”. An investigation by the social network said it had identified around 650 accounts linked to Iran, posing as grassroots campaigners or news organisations, sharing posts on issues like…

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Mitchell Baker, co-founder of the Mozilla Foundation, and author Noam Cohen discuss Elon Musk and the tech industry.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Investors betting on a fall in the share price at electric car firm Tesla have made more than a billion dollars over the last two weeks, as shares in the firm fell by almost a fifth.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    In Washington, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been urging Europe to follow America’s lead, imposing further sanctions on Russia. Mr Hunt accused Moscow of “malign behaviour” around the world, but Russia’s Foreign Minister claimed Britain was being arrogant by trying to tell Europe what to do when it’s on the verge of leaving the EU altogether.