A big step for self-driving cars. It's The Daily Crunch.
THE DAILY CRUNCH
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 2018 By Anthony Ha
California takes another step towards our self-driving future, Rakuten embraces crypto and we round up the big announcements from Mobile World Congress. All that and more in The Daily Crunch for February 27, 2018.
Until now, California's DMV only allowed companies to test autonomous vehicles if there was a trained safety driver behind the wheel. Now they've also added rules for fully driverless tests — another step towards commercial deployment.
The Japanese e-commerce company is planning a new cryptocurrency called Rakuten Coin — built on blockchain technology and the company's existing loyalty program, Rakuten Super Points. The goal is to encourage loyalty services globally and to help customers to buy goods across different Rakuten services and markets.
Flutter is Google's open source toolkit for helping developers build iOS and Android apps. It's not necessarily a household name yet, but it's also less than a year old. (Also, do open source toolkits generally become household names? I'm just asking.)
This is a cat-and-mouse game, and Apple engineers are presumably working hard to fix all the vulnerabilities they can find. As always, if you don't want to let authorities read your personal data, you should keep your devices up-to-date.