News highlights – 5 December

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News highlights for 5 December

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Web giants to use shared database to combat extremist content

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The companies will share ‘hashes’ – unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos, Read more…

Tech investors warn that UK could lose poll position after Brexit vote

LONDON (Reuters) – London could lose its position as the leading destination for start-ups in Europe if it does not remain open to the best talent after the British vote to leave the European Union, investors warned on Monday. Read more…

Mercedes Benz most connected car says Machina Research

The most connected car on the planet is manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, according to Machina Research’s 2016 ranking of global automotive manufacturers based on their connected vehicles systems. Read more…

Meanwhile, VW launches new division to take on Uber et al

LONDON (Reuters) – Volkswagen launched a new digital business division on Monday to take on services such as Uber, shifting its focus beyond selling cars to catering for customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle. Read more…

Sigfox planning IPO in 2018

French IoT networks firm Sigfox revealed ambitions to go public in 2018, with the aim of connecting 100 million devices to its low power wide area (LPWA) network in two years. Read more…

Crime of the century: Bangladesh will share review results

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh will share findings from its investigation into how unidentified hackers pulled off one of the world’s biggest cyber bank heists to help speed up recovery of the stolen funds, its law minister said on Monday. Read more…

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