Volkswagen recalls 246,000 SUVs due to unexpected braking

Volkswagen recalls 246,000 SUVs due to unexpected braking

Volkswagen is recalling more than 246,000 SUVs in the US and Canada because faulty wiring harnesses can make them brake unexpectedly, sometimes while in traffic. The recall comes three days after The Associated Press reported that 47 people had complained to US safety regulators about the problem, some reporting nearly being rear-ended by other vehicles. … Read more

Google Maps down as global outage hits mapping service

Google Maps down as global outage hits mapping service

Google Maps appeared to be experiencing a global outage on Friday afternoon, with users around the world reporting the service was down and maps were not loading. DownDetector, a site that tracks outages, noted a spike in users reporting issues with Google Maps not loading beginning around 11:30 a.m. ET. One frustrated user reported the … Read more

Facebook owner Meta sued by Australia over scam crypto ads

Facebook owner Meta sued by Australia over scam crypto ads

Australia said Friday it is suing Facebook owner Meta over scam advertisements for cryptocurrency schemes that falsely claimed to be endorsed by prominent figures. Australia’s consumer protection commission said it had started Federal Court proceedings against Meta Platforms for “false, misleading or deceptive conduct” in breach of consumer or securities laws. It accused Meta of … Read more

EV Maker VinFast Mulls Up to $1 Billion Funding Round

EV Maker VinFast Mulls Up to $1 Billion Funding Round

(Bloomberg) — VinFast, a Vietnamese electric vehicle maker, is exploring a funding round to raise $500 million to $1 billion ahead of a potential U.S. listing, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Most Read from Bloomberg The unit of conglomerate Vingroup JSC could raise the funds by issuing convertible debt, said the people, … Read more