News highlights – 18 December

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News highlights for 18 December

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Nokia bags 110 deals for 4.5G roll out in India

NEW DELHI: Finnish telecom gear maker┬áNokia┬ásaid that it has bagged contracts for the rollout of 4.5G networks with 110 service providers globally, according to reports. Read more…

Yahoo security problems a story of too little, too late

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the summer of 2013, Yahoo Inc launched a project to better secure the passwords of its customers, abandoning the use of a discredited technology for encrypting data known as MD5. Read more…

Virtual assistants expected to top virtual reality in holiday sales

(Reuters) – Virtual assistants are set to pummel virtual reality headsets in the fight for consumer dollars this holiday season, while smartwatches drive wearable sales. Drones may fly under the radar, though. Read more…

Senators call for probe of cyber attacks by Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican and Democratic senators called on Sunday for a special bipartisan panel to investigate cyber attacks against the United States by foreign countries with a focus on Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election. Read more…

German courts should go after fake news on Facebook now: minister

BERLIN (Reuters) – German judges and state prosecutors need to crack down straight away on fake news disseminated through social media platforms such as Facebook, Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview published on Sunday. Read more…

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi to share electric car platform: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co, Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp will combine their electric vehicle platforms in an effort to slash prices down to levels comparable to conventional gasoline cars, the Nikkei newspaper said. Read more…

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