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Cars of the future prone to hacking thanks to '80s security

Cars are becoming smarter and more connected than ever before, but according to one researcher these cars of the future are being held back by security systems fresh from the 1980s.

By September 18, 2014

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Uber, Lyft allowed to freely drive Seattle's streets

The city council lifts several restrictions and gives the green light to on-demand car service apps.

By July 14, 2014

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US government rebuffs Aereo's first shot at rebooting

The US Copyright Office says the online-TV startup doesn't qualify -- yet -- for a content license that would let it restart streaming.

By July 17, 2014

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US looks to allow EU citizens to sue over data privacy

Proposed legislation would open the door for those in Europe to sue in the US over the release of personal data.

By June 25, 2014

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​Government threatens legal action for Sydney UberX drivers

UberX drivers in Sydney are now being issued with warning letters from the government threatening legal action and significant fines if they continue to drive for the ridesharing service.

By June 17, 2014

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Want a safe car? Check its cyber safety rating

At the Defcon hackers convention, a security research group proposes an automobile cyber safety rating system that could go far beyond hacking cars.

By August 9, 2014

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GM plans to launch hands-free driving by 2016

'Super Cruise' feature will keep vehicles in a specific lane while making necessary steering and speed adjustments.

By September 7, 2014

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Driverless cars to hit UK roads in January

The UK government has approved trials of self-driving cars on public roads next year.

By July 30, 2014

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Japan putting 'full weight' of government behind fuel-cell vehicles

The Japanese government is getting behind fuel-cell vehicles in a big way. This follows recent comments from a Toyota executive that battery-powered cars are not the future of long-range alternative fuel cars.

By May 28, 2014

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​Victorian Government threatens to prosecute UberX drivers

The battle between Uber and the authorities has escalated, with the Victorian Taxi Services Commission saying it will prosecute "repeat offenders" caught driving for Melbourne's UberX ridesharing service.

By May 27, 2014