News highlights – August 11

Written by on August 12, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights – August 11

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File photo - RTSMMUB

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File photo – RTSMMUB

Keyless systems of many VW Group cars can be hacked: researchers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years, and some current models, are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Read more…

Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twitter Inc denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless. “There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever,” a spokesman for Twitter said in an emailed response to a Reuters request for comment. Read more…

Broker-dealer TradeZero launches first ‘dark pool’ exchange for bitcoin

NEW YORK (Reuters) – TradeZero, a Bahamas-based online broker-dealer, said on Thursday it had launched the world’s first “dark pool” exchange for bitcoin to enable institutional investors to execute large trades. The company will eventually open the exchange to other digital currencies such as ether and litecoin. Read more…

Drone crashes into South African nuclear plant

Power utility Eskom this morning revealed a drone crashed at its Koeberg Power Station in contravention of the nuclear safety regulations. Koeberg Power Station, located approximately 30km northwest of Cape Town, close to Melkbosstrand, is a nuclear power station and is currently the only such facility on the entire African continent. Read more…

France says fight against messaging encryption needs worldwide initiative

PARIS (Reuters) – Messaging encryption, widely used by Islamist extremists to plan attacks, needs to be fought at international level, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Thursday, and he wants Germany to help him promote a global initiative. Read more…

Business groups petition China’s premier on cyber rules

BEIJING (Reuters) – In a letter addressed to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 46 global business groups spanning finance, information technology, insurance and manufacturing urged Beijing to revise its draft cyber rules which they said would hamper trade. Read more…

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