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UK Government Sets Out Tougher Guidelines To Protect Smart Cars From Hackers

Traffic flows along the M56 motorway as the sun sets near Manchester, northern England February 15, 2016

LONDON- 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.

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U.S. Cable Firms Embrace Former Foe Netflix As TV Viewing Shifts

Pic: ReutersA growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures.

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Google Employee's Anti-Diversity Memo Prompts Company Rebuke

Pic: ReutersTwo Google executives criticized a memo that circulated late last week at the company from an unnamed engineer suggesting that there were "biological causes" for underrepresentation of women in technology and leadership.

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Apple To Launch Watches That Can Make Calls

Pic: ReutersApple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Viacom Shares Tumble 10 Percent On Affiliate Sale Woes

NEW YORK - Shares of Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) fell 10 percent on Friday, a day after the owner of MTV and Comedy Central forecast lower sales to U.S. pay-TV companies and streaming video services this quarter.

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Google To Work With Indonesia To Tackle Content Deemed Offensive

JAKARTA - Alphabet Inc's Google is working with Indonesia to tackle video content deemed to be offensive, including material that might incite violence or hate speech, a senior official of the search giant said on Friday.

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Uber Freight Schedules Loads For Truck Drivers In Six More States

Uber's purchase of Otto provided the ride-sharing company with a beachhead to get into the trucking business, an entrée to the autonomous car industry and a bit of controversy.

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FBI Arrests UK Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Outbreak

Marcus Hutchins.

Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old security researcher who is credited with halting the spread of the WannaCry malware program earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI while attending the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas, Motherboard reports.

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Uber Takes Action To Fix Unsafe Cars Rented To Singapore Drivers

SINGAPORE - Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday it has taken action to fix defective cars that it had rented to drivers in Singapore and was coordinating with regulators in the city state to resolve any concerns.

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Toyota To Build $1.6 Billion U.S. Plant With Rival Mazda

WASHINGTON/DETROIT- Toyota Motor Corp and rival Mazda Motor Corp are expected to announce plans on Friday to build a $1.6 billion U.S assembly plant as part of a new joint venture, a person briefed on the matter said.

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