News highlights – 8 December

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News highlights for 8 December

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White House concerned China not keeping cyber security bargain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Thursday that it raised concerns about China’s new cyber security law during a meeting with a Chinese official after the latest round of talks between the two countries on cyber crime. Read more…

Leading players form Global Virtual Reality Association

Six heavy hitters in the virtual reality (VR) headset space have formed an industry alliance to “promote responsible development and adoption of VR globally.” Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC Vive, Facebook’s Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment jointly announced the launch. Read more…

Mobile data revenues are up in the Philippines – and then some

Smart Communications says it saw a 45% year-on-year increase in its mobile data revenues of P12.5 billion ($252 million) for the first nine months of 2016 amid rising usage and better monetization of its digital services. Read more…

Russia just had a ‘constructive’ meeting with LinkedIn

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator said on Thursday it had a constructive meeting with representatives of LinkedIn Corp., a social networking website it blocked last month over its failure to comply with a data storage law. Read more…

EC proposes data roaming cap for prepaid

The European Commission has issued new draft rules on the ‘fair use’ of roaming and said it aims to finalise the rules in the next week. The deadline is 15 December to have the rules in place, so operators have enough time to prepare for the planned end to roaming surcharges next June. Read more…

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