Motability charity boss to go after extra bonus revealed

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Motability Operations is to step down by 2020 following criticism over his pay and a scathing review from the government's spending watchdog. The report from the National Audit Office revealed Mike Betts was in line for an extra £1.86m bonus on top of already "generous" pay. The firm…

Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Hannigan led GCHQ from 2014 to 2017 Facebook could become a threat to democracy without tougher regulation, the former head of intelligence agency GCHQ has said. Robert Hannigan told the BBC the social media giant was more interested in profiting from user data than "protecting your privacy".It comes…

O2 services to be 'fully restored by early hours of Friday'

Image copyright Getty Images O2 has said it anticipates all its data services will be "fully restored" during the early hours of Friday.The mobile operator said it had started to return its 4G service to its network, following disruption which began at about 05:30 GMT on Thursday.It said the slower 3G data service had been…

How crisps became a million dollar idea

Crisps are one of the world’s most popular snacks. But the American chef who invented them didn’t intend them to taste nice. So how did crisps catch on? Aaron Heslehurst has the story.Video journalist: Jeremy Howell

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Image copyright IBM Image caption Chieko Asakawa received Japan's Medal of Honour for her contribution to accessibility research An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she's worked to create technology - now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) - to…

Lyft prepares to list shares on stock market

Image copyright Reuters Ride-hailing firm Lyft has moved closer to listing its shares on the stock market by filing a draft registration with US authorities for an initial public offering (IPO).The firm said the number of shares to be offered and the price range had not yet been determined.However, Reuters news agency quoted sources as…