News highlights – 22 November

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News highlights for 22 November

Choi Soon-sil arrives for questioning at a prosecutor's office in Seoul, South Korea, November 1, 2016. Kim Do-hoon/Yonhap via REUTERS/File photo

Choi Soon-sil arrives for questioning at a prosecutor’s office in Seoul, South Korea, November 1, 2016. Kim Do-hoon/Yonhap via REUTERS/File photo

South Korea prosecutors raid Samsung Group offices: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Group, Yonhap News reports on Wednesday, over its alleged link with Choi Soon-sil, President Park Geun-hye’s longtime confidant who has been indicted for criminal acts. Read more…

Proximus to sell mobile users’ location data

Belgian telco Proximus has begun selling anonymous location data about users connected to its mobile network, which it says will benefit marketers and event organisers. Read more…

Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry: NYT

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world’s biggest social media network to re-enter the world’s second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Read more…

Chinese chicken chain investigated over suggestive name, menu – paper

SHANGHAI, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Authorities are investigating a Shanghai-based fried chicken chain for possible violations of social order over its sexually suggestive name – “Call a Chick” – and menu items, the Shanghai Daily reported on Tuesday. Read more…

Singapore unveils self-driving scooter, ideal for phone-obsessed walkers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers in Singapore have come up with a solution to curb accidents involving phone-obsessed walkers, a self-driving mobility scooter that drives single pedestrians along footpaths. Read more…

Thailand seeks to tighten cyber security, raising questions about privacy protection

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s military government, which has cracked down on online dissent since seizing power in 2014, is pushing ahead with cyber security bills that rights groups say could mean more extensive online monitoring, raising concerns over privacy protection. Read more…

India’s Ola adds entertainment features as ride-hailing competition rages

NEW YORK/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian ride-services start-up Ola unveiled on Tuesday a new car entertainment platform that allows passengers to listen to the music of their choice, as it seeks to woo riders with gizmos in a bid to outmaneuver global giant Uber in a fast-growing market. Read more…

HP Inc forecasts adjusted profit largely below estimates

(Reuters) – HP Inc, the legacy printer and PC business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co, forecast a current-quarter adjusted profit largely below analysts’ estimates amid waning demand for its printers. Read more…

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