News highlights – 12 July 2017

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News highlights for 12 July 2017

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Trump Hotels says card payments breached at 14 properties

(Reuters) – Trump International Hotels Management LLC said late on Tuesday a data breach at a service provider compromised card payment details at 14 of its properties. Read more…

Hackers can commandeer military aircraft for very little money

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German military’s aviation safety chief has launched a new initiative against cyber threats, citing research that he said shows hackers can commandeer military airplanes with the help of equipment that costs about 5,000 euros ($5,700). Read more…

Google wins €1.1 billion tax fight with France

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court ruled on Wednesday that Google was not liable to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in back taxes demanded by the French authorities. Read more…

Silicon Valley VC firm raises $120 million to fund transport start ups

DETROIT (Reuters) – Autotech Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, said it had raised $120 million from automotive companies and financial investors for a fund that will invest in startups working on transportation services and digital vehicle technology. Read more…

China says US should not block chip acquisitions

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States should not block Chinese acquisitions of U.S. semiconductor technologies, a leading state think-tank in Beijing said on Wednesday, as Washington heightens scrutiny of Chinese investments in the sector. Read more…

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