News highlights – 3 August 2017

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News highlights for 3 August 2017

fake newsFacebook to step up fact-checking in fight against fake news

BERLIN (Reuters) – Facebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, the world’s largest online social network said on Thursday as it tries to fight so-called fake news. Read more…

Deutsche Telekom says any U.S. merger has to create real value

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Any merger that Deutsche Telekom may enter into in the United States must deliver real value in terms of synergies, its finance chief said when asked why it was proving so difficult to strike a deal with Sprint or another party. Read more…

Uber takes action to fix unsafe cars rented to Singapore drivers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday it has taken action to fix defective cars that it had rented to drivers in Singapore and was coordinating with regulators in the city state to resolve any concerns. Read more…

Tesla surges as Wall Street bets on Model 3

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> jumped over 6 percent on Thursday as its quarterly report fueled bets that its new Model 3 sedan would propel the luxury electric carmaker into the mainstream. Read more…

Boeing wins $409 million contract to develop next-generation technologies: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co has been awarded a $409 million Air Force contract for next-generation thermal, power and controls, part of a government and industry joint effort to develop revolutionary and innovative technologies, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Read more…

Cyber researcher arrested on charges related to Kronos malware: filing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A British-based computer researcher has been arrested by U.S. authorities on charges that he conspired to advertise and sell Kronos banking malware, a court filing unsealed on Thursday showed. Read more…

Open Fiber has spoken to Sky on broadband services in Italy: source

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) – European pay-TV group Sky has spoken to Italian broadband company Open Fiber about providing possible ultrafast broadband services in Italy, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Read more…

New cyber firm BlueteamGlobal opens with $125 million in funding

(Reuters) – BlueteamGlobal, a new firm founded by executives with ties to Morgan Stanley <MS.N>, said on Thursday that it has raised more than $125 million and plans to offer managed security services and cyber threat intelligence. Read more…

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