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French central banker says digital currency cannot be private

French central banker says digital currency cannot be private

PARIS (Reuters) – Digital currency could be useful as cash transactions dwindle in some countries but central banks should be in charge of issuing it, not private companies, Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Saturday. Spurred by the rise of cryptocurrencies and Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra currency, central banks [...]

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U.S. senator slams Tesla’s ‘misleading’ name for Autopilot driver assistance system

U.S. senator slams Tesla’s ‘misleading’ name for Autopilot driver assistance system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator on Friday urged Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) to rebrand its driver assistance system Autopilot, saying it has “an inherently misleading name” and is subject to potentially dangerous misuse. But Tesla said in a letter that it had taken steps to ensure driver engagement with the system and enhance its safety [...]

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Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House

Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei’s role in the country’s future 5G network. “The two leaders discussed important regional and bilateral issues, including working together to ensure the security [...]

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