News highlights – 15 January

Written by on January 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 15 January

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Facebook moves to reduce spread of fake news in Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Facebook said on Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news. “Last month we announced measures to tackle the challenge of fake news on Facebook,” the U.S. technology company’s German-language newsroom said. Read more…

China and Europe ahead of US in electric car use

DETROIT (Reuters) – Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe – just not in North America. Tighter emissions rules in China and Europe leave global carmakers and some consumers with little choice but to embrace plug-in vehicles. Read more…

Level 3 launches DDoS scrubbing facility for Asia Pacific

Level 3 Communications has launched DDoS mitigation solutions in the form of scrubbing centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore for multinational companies located in Asia-Pacific. The new scrubbing centers are an expansion of the company’s security service functionality. Read more…

South Korea will take into account economic impact of arresting Samsung chief

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact of whether to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee in connection with an influence-peddling investigation involving the president. Read more…

Sony chief heads to Snap ahead of IPO

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton will step down to become chairman of the board of messaging app owner Snap Inc, a move that puts an experienced Hollywood executive in a prominent role as the technology company prepares for an initial public offering. Read more…

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