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The British government has yesterday announced via Baroness Sugg that it is to wait for guidance and directions from industry and international regulators in order to start considering legislative and law proposals when it comes to autonomous vehicles. In a letter raised and brought to the attention of the House of Lords in regards to Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill currently before Parliament, junior transport minister Baroness Sugg noted the government will be holding back until the various technologies have matured enough to be regulated without harming innovation and change. “Whilst we do know that there will be different types of automated vehicles, with varying levels of sophistication, it is not possible at this stage to state what those changes will be. With this in mind it would not be appropriate to set definitive regulations in legislation at this time,” said the baroness. Her letter (PDF, 4 pages) specifically analyses and explained…

Facebook has announced that it has initiated partnerships with third parties such as Snopes, Politifact, AFP, BFMTV, LeMonde and L’Express to act as fact-checkers for news and updates posted onto their multi-billion user platform. Mr Adam Mosseri, (Facebook vice-president of product management for newsfeed) gave a brief interview to the Financial Times outlining some of the details of this new project. “A commercial relationship is something that’s on the table and that we are very open to”. “It could depend on individual organisations, but we want to engage responsibly and if that means a financial arrangement, we are very open to it.” he noted to the Financial Times. This is not currently the only initiative that Facebook is engaging with. It is also currently running a 3 day project in more than 14 countries with a main aim of helping  “people become more discerning readers” as the BBC reported a few days ago.…