News highlights – 16 October

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News highlights for 16 October

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Dozens of US lawmakers request briefing on Yahoo email scanning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of 48 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday asked the Obama administration to brief Congress “as soon as possible” about a 2015 Yahoo program to scan all of its users’ incoming email at the behest of the government. Read more…

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices will be banned from aircraft in the United States starting on Saturday at noon EDT (1600 GMT) under an emergency order, regulators said on Friday after numerous reports of the devices catching fire. Read more…

Egypt completes long-delayed 4G mobile license deals

CAIRO (Reuters) – Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr signed licensing agreements on Sunday for the operation of 4G mobile broadband networks in Egypt in deals that will allow the country to introduce long-delayed high speed telecoms services. Read more…

Volkswagen to pay $175 million to US lawyers suing over emissions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen, in another step to move past its costly diesel emissions cheating scandal, has agreed to pay $175 million to U.S. lawyers suing the German automaker on behalf of the owners of 475,000 polluting vehicles, two people briefed on the agreement said on Friday. Read more…

Samsung offers alternative phones to Note 7 to appease India customers

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co on Friday offered alternative phones to its India customers who had pre-ordered its flagship Galaxy Note 7 devices, in a bid to appease loyal clients in one of its largest smartphone markets. Read more…

Microsoft seeks EU approval for LinkedIn buy

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Microsoft sought EU antitrust approval on Friday for its $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn, a spokesman said on Friday, kicking off a month-long review by regulators of its largest deal. Read more…

Infosys cuts revenue outlook again as clients slow spending ahead of US election, Brexit

MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Infosys Ltd cut its annual revenue growth target for the second time in three months as India’s software service exporters feel the pinch of major Western clients holding back on spending as they wait to see how November’s U.S. presidential election and Europe’s Brexit drama play out. Read more…

Germany sends Tesla drivers Autopilot warning letter

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is warning owners of Tesla vehicles that the use of the Autopilot function in their electric cars requires the driver’s unrestricted attention at all times. Read more…

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