News highlights – 21 December

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News highlights for 21 December

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Car makers and tech firms in partnership – this time Honda and Alphabet

SAN FRANCISCO/TOKYO (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co Ltd said it is in talks to supply vehicles for Alphabet Inc’s Waymo to test self-driving technology, in the latest instance of a carmaker teaming up with a tech firm to supplement its own automation efforts. Read more…

US snooping law is attempt to recast constitution

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc’s secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people briefed on closed court hearings. Read more…

Uber launches electric fleet in Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) – Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies launched in Madrid on Thursday its first fleet of electric cars. Read more…

Regulatory crack down forces Uber self-driving cars off the road in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc has removed its self-driving cars from San Francisco streets, halting the autonomous program one week after its launch as the company faced a regulatory crackdown. Read more…

Mario smartphone game if fast, but pricey

TOKYO (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd’s first Mario smartphone title has set a download record but gamers have baulked at the one-time cost of unlocking content, pushing the Japanese game maker’s stock to a one-month low. Read more…

Netflix Twitter account hacked by OurMine

(Reuters) – One of Netflix Inc’s Twitter accounts was hacked on Wednesday by an entity calling itself “OurMine”. Read more…

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