News highlights – 22 December

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News highlights for 22 December

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Dutch regulator slams door on T-Mobile’s ‘free’ streaming service

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch Consumer and Markets regulator (ACM) on Friday ordered T-Mobile to stop offering a streaming music product which did not count toward customers’ data usage. Read more…

Uber moves autonomous cars to Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday removed its self-driving test cars from California and put them on trucks bound for Arizona, shuttering the autonomous vehicle project in its home state after a week-long battle with regulators. Read more…

Nokia sacrifices share price in Apple legal battle

HELSINKI/BELGRADE (Reuters) – Nokia shares fell by nearly 5 percent on Thursday in Helsinki as analysts warned a legal battle with Apple could delay for years royalty payments that are vital to shoring up the Finnish company’s profits. Read more…

Google about to go mano a mano with Apple, launching smartwatches

Google is preparing to compete with the Apple Watch by releasing two “flagship” smartwatches running its Android Wear 2.0 OS in the first quarter of 2017, reports The Verge, citing Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang. Read more…

Wired’s most dangerous on the Internet – not the baddies you would expect

NOT SO LONG ago, the internet represented a force for subversion, and WIRED’s list of the most dangerous people on the internet mostly consisted of rebellious individuals using the online world’s disruptive potential to take on the world’s power structures. But as the internet has entered every facet of our lives, and governments and political figures have learned to exploit it. Read more…

Lithuania claims they have been under Russian cyber attack for two years

VILNIUS (Reuters) – The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years. Read more…

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