Sport 

Garth Crooks’ Team of the Week: BBC pundit picks ultra-attacking best XI after GW18

BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has selected another wild Team of the Week with an array of attacking Premier League stars making it into his line-up. Wilf Zaha and Raheem Sterling both wowed the crowds with lethal displays, while Kevin De Bruyne continued to stake his claim for the Player of the Year award. To accomodate the wide range of forward-thinking heroes in his line-up, Crooks has opted for a 3-4-3 with De Bruyne as his most ‘defensive’ choice across the midfield. Do you agree with his Premier League Team…

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Top Stories World 

Inflammatory letter alleges Uber used shady tactics

SAN FRANCISCO — A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals’ trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according to an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge. Those tactics allegedly included impersonating other people, illegally recording conversations and hacking into computers. Former Uber manager Richard Jacobs, who was fired earlier this year, made the explosive claims in a 37-page letter that sought a big payoff for being forced out of the…

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Technology 

Waymo v. Uber: Letter exposes depths of alleged espionage – CNET

Waymo claims Uber stole its self-driving car technology. This drawing is from a Google autonomous vehicle patent from September 2014. Google From burner phones to secret servers to disappearing message apps — the details filling a 37-page letter released to the public Friday sound more like something out of the Bourne movie series than the inner-workings of Uber. This letter was written by the attorney for Richard Jacobs, a former Uber employee who worked as the ride-hailing company’s manager of global intelligence. What’s now known as the “Jacobs letter” has…

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Lifestyle 

Donald Trump and Melania’s official Christmas card reveals THIS, expert claims

Yesterday Donald Trump’s official Christmas card was revealed, in which he poses with his wife Melania Trump. The 71-year-old President of the United States appears wearing black tie dress and holding hands in a pose that shows a united front. Melania, 47, a former model, recently revealed how Donald Trump spends Christmas. A body language expert has revealed to Express.co.uk what the president and his wife’s body language conveys in the festive image. The statement pose Judi James said: “Sometimes its the blander, more formal poses that tell you the…

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Sport 

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day two – live!

Yes, 6-for-35. Malan and Bairstow were magnificent and flying. Australia were leaking runs and losing their way. Smith was running out of options. Then the left-hander took on Lyon, top-edged, and it was on. Batting with the tail again, Bairstow went from complete control to hectic. His downfall was inevitable. Between times, Moeen edged his second ball. The short ball took care of the bowlers. Now? From nowhere, it is Advantage Australia. With that news, I’m going to leave you for some lunch. Back shortly. If looking to take your…

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Technology 

Silicon Valley VC quits firm amid reports of sexual misconduct – CNET

Shervin Pishevar has resigned from Sherpa Capital, the venture capital firm he co-founded in 2013. Stephen Shankland/CNET Shervin Pishevar, an embattled venture capitalist accused of sexual harassment and assault, is stepping down from the Silicon Valley investment firm he co-founded. Pishevar announced his resignation from Sherpa Capital on Thursday, a little more than a week after he said he was taking leave from the VC firm and Hyperloop One to focus on legal action directed at what he calls a “smear campaign” against him. Pishevar, who denies the allegations, said…

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Technology 

Women outing ‘bad actors’ in tech was defining moment, experts say – CNET

This year will be remembered as a watershed in Silicon Valley, as male executives in power were finally called out after women began speaking up about sexual harassment, a panel of experts says. “When people spoke up, there were repercussions. There was a loss of power, and a loss of reputation,” tech executive Sukhinder Singh Cassidy said Tuesday during the discussion, “Why Silicon Valley is so awful to women and what can be done about it,” at The Atlantic’s second annual Inclusion in Tech conference, in San Francisco. More women need…

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Science 

Rise of the machines: AI will be worshipped like a GOD warn experts

As former Uber and Google engineer Anthony Levandowski creates a new religion based on AI, experts say it will not be long before the religion has a lot of followers as people tend to “worship supreme understanding”. The new religion, known as Way of the Future (WOTF), says humans should follow AI as it can benefit us by following machines which are “a billion times smarter than humans”. Experts such as Google’s Ray Kurzweil have previously said 2029 will be the year of the AI singularity – the point in…

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Science 

Uber Accidentally Charged a Passenger $14,000 for a 21-Minute Ride

An Uber customer in Toronto, Canada, was charged more than $14,000 for a five-mile, 21-minute ride that was supposed to cost under $20, according to Slate. The company has stated that it has since issued a full refund to the passenger. “There was an error here and it has been resolved,” an Uber spokesperson told Slate of the $18,518.50 Canadian dollar fare. “We have provided a full refund to this rider and apologized to him for this experience. We have safeguards in place to help prevent something like this from…

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Technology 

Uber settles lawsuit over rape victim’s medical records – CNET

A fleet of self-driving Uber cars in San Francisco last December. The company has settled a lawsuit stemming from a rape in India in 2014. James Martin/CNET Uber has settled a lawsuit involving a woman raped by one of its drivers in India and allegations that the company had obtained and mishandled her medical records. Court documents filed Friday said the case would be dismissed in January. The terms of the settlement weren’t revealed. The lawsuit (PDF), filed this past June in the Northern District…

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