News highlights – 8 May

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News highlights for 8 May

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German firms to form personal data vault for customers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German finance, auto and publishing firms are in talks to form a European company to store personal data securely so customers can make purchases online from different outlets without punching in their details each time. Read more…

Multiple biometric alternatives critical to success in payments

Mobile biometric payment volumes are set to triple this year, but payment providers must be sure to offer consumers multiple biometric alternatives, says a new study by Juniper Research. Read more…

Comcast and Charter in wireless offering partnership

(Reuters) – Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc on Monday announced a wireless partnership, as the cable providers seek to add more services in a bid to reduce customer churn. Read more…

Toshiba warns Western Digital about interfering in chip unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp has told Western Digital Corp not to interfere with the sale of its prized chip unit, disputing claims by the U.S. firm that it had breached a joint venture contract. Read more…

Austria court decrees Facebook must delete hate postings

VIENNA (Reuters) – Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech, an Austrian court has ruled, in a legal victory for campaigners who want to force social media companies to combat online “trolling”. Read more…

Facebook warns of fake news ahead of UK election

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Read more…

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