Monthly Archives: February 2020

Equity Monday: Cherre raises $16M, Lyft’s critical earnings and WeWork’s profit hopes

Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if you’ve listened to the show over the years, don’t worry — we’re not changing it in the slightest. (Here’s last week’s episode, which included our first guest in a …

Justice Dept. has charged four Chinese military hackers over the Equifax data breach

U.S. prosecutors have charged four Chinese military hackers over the 2017 cyberattack at Equifax, which resulted in a data breach involving more than 147 million credit reports. Attorney general William Barr said the four hackers were members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The nine-charge indictment was announced Monday against Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu …

Web traffic increases in 2019 were driven by mobile; top 100 sites saw average of 223B monthly visits

Mobile adoption around the world is having a significant impact on the web’s traffic. According to a new report from SimilarWeb, out today, mobile web traffic has jumped 30.6% since 2017, while desktop traffic dropped 3.3%. But it’s not just the numbers that are changing. Mobile visitors also behave differently from their desktop web counterparts, …

UK public sector failing to be open about its use of AI, review finds

A report into the use of artificial intelligence by the UK’s public sector has warned that the government is failing to be open about automated decision-making technologies which have the potential to significantly impact citizens’ lives. Ministers have been especially bullish on injecting new technologies into the delivery of taxpayer funded healthcare — with health …