Posted: 2017-10-12 19:52
At the time, it was politically popular to have an ample supply of cheap, older autos from north of the border. Over time, however, the measure contributed to a sharp drop in new-car sales since it distorted the used market, pushing down residual values and making it difficult for owners of locally purchased vehicles to trade up to a new car. Industry officials complained that the imported cars weren’t being inspected for their roadworthiness or the validity of their titles.
This week is the Frankfurt Motor Show, which is the home game for the German automakers, especially the ones that are desperate to move past a certain diesel cheating scandal and show everyone their bright electric future. Don’t, however, expect a huge presence from the . automakers. Of them only Ford is going, and while Opel still uses General Motors stuff for now, it’s since been pawned off on the French. (Suckers.)
Most of us have gone on dates with strangers from the internet at some point. But even if you met your date IRL, it’s a good idea to give them a Google Voice number when you start chatting, Rucker says. Google Voice lets users generate phone numbers for free and use them to set up other secure chat services like WhatsApp or Signal. A user can easily turn off her Google Voice number and get a new one if her date turns out to be a creep—and she won’t have to go to the trouble of changing her real number and redistributing it to all her friends.
Courts have sometimes viewed all passwords as equal, faulting a victim whose partner hacked her Facebook because she had shared an Amazon password with him. The court questioned whether one password could be considered private, given that she had shared other accounts, Rucker explained. “If you share an iCloud account and you’re sharing pictures that way, you’re sharing accounts in the eyes of the court,” Rucker said.
Auto shows all over the world are under pressure as carmakers use social media and private events to introduce vehicles. But the situation is particularly dire in Europe, which appears to be retreating from the center of the global auto industry as China and the . offer greater profits and more sales. IHS predicts European car sales will peak next year before settling in around million a year.