News highlights – 6 August 2017

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News highlights for 6 August 2017

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UK Government issues security guidelines connected cars

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers. Read more…

Prosecutors want 12 year jail term for ex Samsung chief

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought a 12-year jail term for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, over charges that include allegedly bribing the former president for government support to help Lee cement control of the group. Read more…

AI is more important to the IoT than big data: survey

When it comes to optimizing applications like IoT, enterprises need to focus their efforts on the basics of business optimization rather than insight-driven innovation. Put another way, artificial intelligence (AI) is more important to IoT than big data insights. Read more…

Chinese chatbots taken offline, say they want to go to the US

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A pair of chatbots in China have been taken offline after appearing to stray off-script. In response to users’ questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn’t a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party. Read more…

Toshiba closer to getting auditor sign off

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp may gain a partial endorsement from its auditor for its annual financial results after disagreements over accounting for the much of the year, Japanese media reported – a step that would lessen, but not remove, the risk of a delisting. Read more…

Falcon Heavy set for launch this November: Musk

Today, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk posted an animation on Instagram illustrating how the Falcon Heavy will be launched into space. The massive rocket’s maiden launch is scheduled for November, and if successful, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in operation. Read more…

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