News highlights – 27 September

Written by on September 28, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 27 September

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Facebook will appeal German directive over WhatsApp data

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Facebook said it would appeal against an order by a German privacy regulator on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it. Read more…

Marissa Mayer is asked for more information about hack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday asked embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer for more information about the internet company’s investigation into a hack that compromised data related to 500 million user accounts. Read more…

Uber eyes trucking business with Otto

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies Inc. is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry. Read more…

Cisco set for $4 billion investment in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc plans more than $4 billion worth of expansion in Mexico between 2016 and 2018, the Mexican government said on Tuesday. Read more…

Venmo usage surges, used to buy pizza, strippers

Venmo, the popular mobile payment application in the United States, is surging in usage. The application processed a huge $4 billion in person-to-person payments in the second quarter of 2016, up by 141% year over year. Read more…

Interest in autonomous cars slows after buoyant 2015

After reaching an all-time high in 2015, consumers’ interest in autonomous driving systems has fallen in 2016, reflecting hesitance about the reliance of self-driving technology, according to a recent survey from the In-Vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics. Read more…


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