News highlights – 31 May

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News highlights for 31 May

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German court rules that parents have no rights over dead children’s Facebook account

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German court rejected a mother’s demand on Wednesday that Facebook grant her access to her deceased daughter’s account. Read more…

Nokia 3310 in Africa? They already have the originals

LAGOS (Reuters) – For Europeans, Nokia’s revamped ‘brick’ is a throwback to a simpler, more innocent age, when phones were for speaking and reading on the train meant buying a newspaper. For Africans, however, the jazzed-up 3310, which relaunched in Nokia’s home market of Finland on Wednesday, is an expensive imitation of the simple handset that remains the backbone of communication across the continent. Read more…

The cyber security blame game gets even murkier

TALLINN, Estonia (Reuters) – Veteran espionage researcher Jon DiMaggio was hot on the trail three months ago of what on the face of it looked like a menacing new industrial espionage attack by Russian cyber spies. Read more…

US fund managers steer clear of bitcoin

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lack of liquidity is keeping U.S.-based mutual fund managers from investing in bitcoin even as the digital currency hits record highs. Read more…

T-Mobile wants to be Number One

NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc has built a reputation as a scrappy underdog by offering cell service with no contracts and cheap prices. Now it’s aiming for another title: America’s No. 1 wireless carrier. Read more…

Dutch team sets up Hyperloop test centre

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch team that won this year’s edition of the competition held by entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX to develop superfast hyperloop transport technology is setting up a full-scale testing center for the technology. Read more…

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