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EU Telecoms legislation set to introduce security certificates for the IoT

EU Telecoms legislation set to introduce security certificates for the IoT

Written by on October 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The European Commission is getting ready to propose new legislation to protect machines from cybersecurity breaches, signalling the executive’s growing interest in encouraging traditional European manufacturers to build more devices that are connected to the internet. A new plan to overhaul EU telecoms law, which digital policy chiefs Günther Oettinger and Andrus Ansip presented three […]

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News highlights – 5 October

News highlights – 5 October

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News highlights for 5 October Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts smoking on plane LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) – A replacement model of the fire-prone Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a U.S. plane on Wednesday, the family that owns it said, prompting fresh investigations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation […]

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Wal-Mart increases investment in e-commerce, targets Amazon

Wal-Mart increases investment in e-commerce, targets Amazon

Written by on October 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is accelerating its investment in e-commerce in a bid to narrow the gap with Amazon.com Inc and to give it an even more dominant position against the rest of the field in retail. The world’s largest retailer is now on track to double the number of giant warehouses dedicated […]

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Twitter wants sale agreed by the end of October

Twitter wants sale agreed by the end of October

Written by on October 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc has told potential acquirers it is seeking to conclude negotiations about selling itself by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27, according to people familiar with the matter. The timeline is hugely ambitious in the context of most mergers and acquisitions, given that Twitter began mulling a sale only […]

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Yahoo email spying programme casts shadows in Europe

Yahoo email spying programme casts shadows in Europe

Written by on October 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Yahoo decision to scan clients’ email accounts at the behest of the U.S. authorities has prompted questions in Europe as to whether EU citizens’ data had been compromised, and could help derail a new trans-Atlantic data sharing deal. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Yahoo complied with a classified U.S. government demand […]

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News highlights – 4 October

News highlights – 4 October

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News highlights for 4 October Citi pours cold water on outlook for telecom operators FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Caught between regulators and competitive threats by Internet players, telecom operators globally face harsh choices that could upset their favored status with investors as defensive, dividend-rich stocks, Citi said on Wednesday. Read more… Amazon looks to end antitrust […]

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Yahoo built secret snooping programme to spy on emails

Yahoo built secret snooping programme to spy on emails

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at […]

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Is Google launching a comprehensive attack on Apple?

Is Google launching a comprehensive attack on Apple?

Written by on October 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Google’s product launch on Tuesday was as much a jab at Apple Inc’s iPhone as a sales pitch for its new Pixel phones, with executives from the Mountain View internet search company taking shots at their competitor at every turn. But any gains Google makes with the $649 Pixel, billed as completely designed […]

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Google makes string of announcements – Pixel smartphone, others

Google makes string of announcements – Pixel smartphone, others

Written by on October 4, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday announced a new “Pixel” smartphone and a virtual reality headset, the company’s latest effort to sell consumers on Google-branded devices and to challenge Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the more than $400 billion global market. The new phone starts at a price of […]

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Will tech companies, auto makers comply with voluntary safety guidelines?

Will tech companies, auto makers comply with voluntary safety guidelines?

Written by on October 4, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told Reuters he expects automakers and tech companies will comply with voluntary guidelines his department issued last month for autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an agency of Foxx’s department, has called on automakers to voluntarily submit details of self-driving vehicle systems to regulators […]

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