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Au­ton­o­mous driv­ing

A self-driv­ing Uber car killed a woman in Tempe, Ari­zona, by fail­ing to spot her as she crossed a dimly lit road, rais­ing ques­tions around driver­less car test­ing

Sling­shot spy­ware

A US cy­ber spy­ing op­er­a­tion was found in the form of spy­ware hid­ing on MikroTik routers for the past six years

Tax-free tech

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion plans to charge com­pa­nies with sig­nif­i­cant online rev­enues a 3% tax on online turnover, which could hit the wal­lets of tech firms such as Face­book, Google and Ama­zon

Takeover deals

Don­ald Trump blocked Sin­ga­pore-based Broad­com’s takeover of chip­maker Qual­comm, claim­ing it raised “na­tional se­cu­rity con­cerns”, thereby pre­vent­ing the $117bn deal from go­ing ahead

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