May 15th, 2017
Episode 1039 of 1091 episodes
Europe and Asia record fewer WannaCry ransomware attacks, as the perpetrator is sought. Nicole Eagan is chief executive of cyber security firm Darktrace, and tells us about hopes for artificial intelligence in the battle against cyber-attacks. And technology expert Tom Cheesewright considers the role the global dominance of Microsoft's Windows operating system has played in the spread of this attack. Also in the programme, France's new president Emmanuel Macron has vowed to bring about a renaissance in France. The BBC's Joshua Thorpe asks small businesses in Paris what they think of Mr Macron's plans. We find out about a boardroom battle at the Anglo-Russian gold miner Petro Pavlovsk, from Peter Hambro, who is stepping down as its chairman next month. Jobs are being eliminated in the US retailing sector at a high rate, as the BBC's Samira Hussein reports. Plus Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times lays into almost every word of a management job advert.
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