Monthly Archives: September 2020

Uber Defeats London City in Appealed Court Case

An appeal against the City of London has been awarded to Uber Technologies Ltd. This follows after the judge proceeding this case determined that services maintained by Uber were fit & proper to industry standards. His ruling enables Uber to continue operation in Great Britain’s Capital, which notably angered legislators wanting the elimination of Uber in London. These legislators were upset initially when Uber Technologies Ltd was permitted operational status during the eighteen-month appeal. Sustainability for thousands of jobs in London was more important than adhering to legislators.

The judge governing over this court case admitted Uber Technologies Ltd made historical failings in 2019, which came after the Transport of London Association noted multiple discrepancies behind Uber’s operations. It was TFLs primary reason for not electing Uber an additional licence in November 2019, which prompted Uber Lawyers to appeal their decision immediately. What ensued was eighteen months of legal fees, which saw Uber Technologies Ltd become victorious & London-city taxpayers losing out on viable funds.

It should be noted that legislators that attacked Uber were reaching. Uber Technologies Ltd had the TFL allege that unauthorized drivers were permitting to upload photographs from their account to other driver accounts. This prompted an influx of scenarios that were deemed unfavourable for employed contractors with uber. This includes sexual harassment, bullish threats, and unlawful tactics to gain increased exposure to riders.

Twenty-four employed contractors with Uber Technologies Ltd were found creating a loophole under the UTL Software. This enabled Uber’s software to steal rides from competing drivers, which was accomplished by stealing the competing driver’s photographic identity. The Transport of London Association believes that the 24-Illegally operating employed contractors stole nearly fifteen thousand trips.

The Ruling

Deputy Chief Judge Tan Ikram noted that Uber Technologies Ltd had proved themselves to better operational standards. The judge felt satisfied with the cyber-security mechanisms Uber has enacted to ensure that ethical business is conducted. Tan Ikram clarified that Uber Technologies Ltd went beyond the court’s expectations. Subsequently, Uber’s been granted an additional Eighteen-month license to continue operations in London. Afterwards, a subsequent review of their internal data will be reviewed & yearly licenses will be regranted if no discrepancies are found. TFL won’t investigate.

Dark Web Drug Dealers Are Caught

International law enforcement have worked in-correlation with each other to arrest nearly two hundred criminals. This co-ordinated raid on marketplaces that originate from the dark web resulted in $6.5 Million in Drugs, Guns, Virtual Currencies, and Cash to be confiscated. There were a total of 179 people arrested from the European Union & North America. 64 Guns were collected, with the majority being pistols. Europol has stated that this co-ordinated arrest terminates underground marketplaces & ends their golden age of illegal operations.

The Europol Cybercrimes Centre headed this co-ordinated raid, evoking that the hidden internet isn’t secretive any longer. Europol handled the arrests across Europe, with the American Department of Justice handling cases in the United States. The raid was adeptly named “Disrupt Tor”, in reference to a web-browser named TOR. It’s estimate that together they’ve eliminated thousands of sales for illicit goods & services throughout international waters. Drugs seized from these illegal sales include Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA, and Ecstasy. Eliminating a large percentage of these sales saves the lives of young Europeans & Americans consuming these drugs.

Internationally, there was 179 criminals arrested for engaging with illegal dark web behaviour. It was found that 119 of these individuals were from America, with 42 residing in Germany. Eight arrested were from the Netherlands, four from the United Kingdom, three living in Austria, two operating in Canada, and one engaging in illegal activities throughout Sweden’s borders.

New Methods

Global law enforcement have learned unique methods to target dark web activity, which requires specialized tools. It’s the dark webs largest raid & will likely setback activity for a prolonged period. The raid followed after the Department of Justice terminated an illegal Wall Street Market on the dark web in 2019. That takedown taught the DOP numerous tactics to utilize tools better than digital criminals or hackers. Completing this raid proves strategies employed by Europol & the Department of Justice are becoming more effective.

Researcher for Digital Shadows, a monitoring service for illegal activity on the dark web, evoked that this raid prominently affects organized cybercrime. Kacey Clark emphasized that “Disrupt Tor” will be similar to the Hansa & Alpha Bay raids, which lowered criminal activity with the dark web.

Oracle Managing TikTok Cloud Operations

After weeks of rumours regarding which company would acquire TikTok’s North American operations, it’s been revealed that nobody has outright bought the social media platform. It’s been announced instead that Oracle has entered a partnership agreement with ByteDance, the Chinese-established company that operates TikTok. Oracle will take over the US Cloud Operations for TikTok, with ByteDance maintaining overall governance over their social media service. It means that American data will continue being collected & distributed to the Chinese Communist Party, permitting that President Donald Trump doesn’t accept this contract.

August 6th marked the date when President Donald Trump signed an executive order to have TikTok sold to an American company. It came after detailed evidence found that ByteDance was collecting data from US Citizens & sending it to the Chinese Communist Parties. ByteDance was provided ninety days to locate a potential buyer, with Microsoft being the anticipated company to acquire TikTok’s US Operations.

Understanding the associated security risks with Chinese-established companies has become a pinnacle of international politics. The CCP implemented new legislation in 2020 that requires any technology-established company to handover their data upon request. However, ByteDance had been handing over data for years.

Microsoft Replaced by Oracle

The news cycle would be given 60-Minutes to account for the revelation that Microsoft wouldn’t acquire TikTok. ByteDance announced that they hadn’t entered an acquisition contract with the Microsoft Company, and selected another “Trusted Tech Supplier”. Oracle was chosen because of their long-term collaboration with the United States Government, showcasing a strategic move against President Donald Trump. ByteDance believes that with Oracle by their side, POTUS won’t retaliate for the Government’s partnership with Oracle.

Donald Trump doesn’t take strategic moves against his executive orders regarding China lightly. Political & business analysts both anticipate that President Trump will sever ties with Oracle, while enforcing the official ban of TikTok. After the ban is enacted, acquisition opportunities are eliminated & TikTok won’t be seen in America again. For millions of teenager girls and boys, the inevitably banning of TikTok will eliminate their core dating platform. It’ll also stop the Chinese Communist Party from collecting data on millions of American civilians.

Huawei Network Deconstruction Costing $1.8 Billion.

September 4th saw the Federal Communications Commission in America announce that it’ll cost taxpayers $1.8 Billion to remove & replace the telecommunication networks maintained by Huawei. This follows after the Chinese Telecommunications Company refused to deconstruct their network, allowing them to continue covert operations on the American public until President Donald Trump implemented the order to remove the network under USA Federal Funding. It’s a petty action consistent with companies that engage with the Chinese Communist Party.

June 20202 saw the official clarification of Huawei & their subsidiary telecommunications company, ZTE, banned from American soil under the classification of NST (National Security Threats). Companies operating in the United States were told twelve-months earlier in 2019 that engaging with Huawei would evoke notable finds. Subsequently, Huawei hasn’t held market share in America for 14-Months. Similar nations to America like Canada & Britain have followed suit, banning Huawei from operating in their borders.

Telecommunication providers active in the United States aren’t permitted to purchase equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Their network equipment likely stores the capability to continue covert operations on the American public, even under new ownership. The FCC Chairman noted that Huawei’s network is insecure & supports equipment that rural carriers in America thrive on, meaning small towns are likely still being covertly watched by the Chinese company.

The FCC urged US Congress to provide telecommunication providers in America with the funding to rebuild any equipment they’ve purchased from Huawei since 2010, noting Huawei-built cellular towers are detrimental to American society. It’s actively known that Russian & Chinese bots have worked diligently towards destabilizing American culture, creating false social media accounts that focus on increasing social movements in America.


Huawei has an actively known relationship with the Chinese Communist Party. Worldwide there are national security concerns relating to tech companies in China, with the CCP enforcing legislation that requires corporations to comply with intelligence service requests. This means that anytime Chinese intelligence services demand that tech companies hand over data on American’s, Europeans, Africans, and Middle Eastern’s, it must be obliged. Since democratic nations cannot stop a communist regime from their criminal actions, democracies worldwide have begun limiting their engagement with China.