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With Spain gripped by Catalonia crisis, VW`s Seat delays naming new model

With Spain gripped by Catalonia crisis, VW`s Seat delays naming new model

Published 17/10/2017

With the Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) Spanish division Seat has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming model. [more…]

Saudi Aramco asks FTI Consulting to halt IPO investor relations work: sources

Saudi Aramco asks FTI Consulting to halt IPO investor relations work: sources

Published 17/10/2017

State-owned Saudi Aramco has asked FTI Consulting (FCN.N) to suspend its investor relations advisory work related to the oil company's planned initial public offering, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. [more…]

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Published 17/10/2017

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. [more…]

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Published 17/10/2017

Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally. [more…]

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Published 16/10/2017

The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after firing co-founder Harvey Weinstein. [more…]

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Published 15/10/2017

Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday. [more…]

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

Published 14/10/2017

The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award. [more…]

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Published 13/10/2017

A top U.S. government legal official has given strong backing to Britain's campaign to force Silicon Valley to compromise on encrypted communications, rebuking tech firms for failing to balance crime-fighting demands with privacy needs. [more…]

Senior U.S. official meeting UK officials to tackle online security issues

Senior U.S. official meeting UK officials to tackle online security issues

Published 13/10/2017

Britain's campaign to force Silicon Valley to compromise on encrypted communications has received strong backing from a top U.S. government legal official, who called out tech firms for failing to balance crime-fighting demands with privacy needs. [more…]

Stars of Russian Tzar film to miss premiere over safety fears: director

Stars of Russian Tzar film to miss premiere over safety fears: director

Published 12/10/2017

The two lead actors in Russian movie "Matilda", which religious conservatives have condemned as blasphemous, have declined to travel to Russia for the premiere because they fear for their safety, the film's director said. [more…]