News highlights – 30 July 2017

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News highlights for 30 July 2017

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Putin bans VPNs to block banned website searches

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government’s website showed on Sunday. Read more…

Accenture had developed an AI based solution for the visually impaired

Accenture says it has developed a new artificial intelligence-powered solution to help the visually impaired improve the way they experience the world around them and enhance their productivity in the workplace. Read more…

BT profits plunge as Italian scandal costs get paid

BT’s profits plunged 42 per cent to £418m for the first quarter, as the former state monopoly paid off £225m in settlements in relation to the accounting scandal in Italy. Read more…

US House committee wants 22 Government agencies to identify Kaspersky products

A major US House of Representatives committee wants 22 government agencies to tell it where they’ve got Kaspersky products in their networks. The demand by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology comes amid escalating tension between the USA and Russia, after the latter on Sunday told the former to cut the size of its diplomatic missions by 755 people. Read more..

Big test for Tesla as Musk hands over first Model 3s

FREMONT, Calif. (Reuters) – Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday the Model 3 had over half a million advance reservations as he handed over the first 30 to employee buyers, setting the stage for the biggest test yet of the company’s strategy to become a profitable, mass market electric car maker. Read more…

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