Fiat Chrysler hopes to win approval for diesel fix by early ’18: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Wednesday it hopes to reach an agreement over a fix for vehicles linked to a U.S. diesel emissions scandal by next spring if not earlier.

Bay Area: Join us 11/15 for a brief history of encryption and the law

With the DOJ recently bringing back the “Going Dark” debate and now calling for “responsible encryption,” what does the Trump administration have to say about strong crypto? Do we know yet? Do they?

If there’s anyone who might be able to figure that out, it’s Riana Pfefferkorn. As an attorney and legal fellow, Pfefferkorn is at the forefront of trying to make sense of new technology, surveillance policy, and the thorny legal questions that emerge. She’ll explain how this problem emerged and what the FBI has already done about it over the last decade.

Join Ars Technica editors Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz in conversation with Riana Pfefferkorn at the next Ars Technica Live on November 15 at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland.

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Arkansas pushes ahead with summertime ban on Monsanto, BASF weed killers

CHICAGO (Reuters) – An Arkansas regulatory body voted on Wednesday to bar the use of a weed killer critical to Monsanto Co’s seed sales for a second consecutive summer, ratcheting up a standoff after the company sued the state to prevent restrictions on the product.

China’s Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge

(Reuters) – Snap Inc said on Wednesday that Chinese tech and media investment firm Tencent Holdings Ltd had taken a 12 percent stake in the company, a day after the owner of disappearing-messaging app Snapchat was punished by Wall Street for disappointing quarterly results.

China’s Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge

(Reuters) – Snap Inc said on Wednesday that Chinese tech and media investment firm Tencent Holdings Ltd had taken a 12 percent stake in the company, a day after the owner of disappearing-messaging app Snapchat was punished by Wall Street for disappointing quarterly results.

SpaFinder: The Spa On The Europa 2–Large, Luxe, And Shared By Men And Women. A Guide To Modesty.

The naked truth: How to navigate the spa on The Europe 2, which is European-style, meaning men and women share the space. A little guide to adroitly using a towel or to baring yourself.

Kevin Owens And Sami Zayn Sent Home From WWE European Tour As Survivor Series Surprises Continue

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were reportedly sent home from WWE’s European tour in yet another wild development leading up to Survivor Series 2017.