Protester mocks Volkswagen scandal during presentation

AM Show
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- FOX 2 web producer Danielle Scruggs gives Kim Hudson a rundown from cyber world in this week’s Trending Topics.

Battle over encryption appears headed to congress

It seems there's one thing the U.S. government and Apple agree on in the battle over encryption: it's probably better to let the nation's lawmakers, not the courts, decide the issue. The FBI has gone before a House judiciary panel, asking it to force Apple to let it hack into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. FBI chief James Comey compares the encryption to a ``vicious guard dog'' standing in the way of law enforcement. Comey says Apple should ``take the vicious dog away'' and let it pick the lock, in thiscase, the iPhone. For its part, Apple says the FBI is asking it to weaken the security of its products.

Michigan prep player scores 72 of team's 80 points in win

A Michigan high school player scored 72 points i her team's 80-78 double-overtime win, topping a girls' single-game state record set in 1979.

Kysre Gondrezick led Benton Harbor to an 80-78 victory Monday over Buchanan in a first-round Class B district playoff game. The senior guard scored 49 of her team's 51 points after halftime _ including all 23 overtime points capped by the game-winning basket with 5.7 seconds left.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association's previous girls' single-game record of 63 points was held by Debra Walker of Detroit Mumford. Gondrezick is averaging 41.5 points per game this season and has committed to the University of Michigan.

Asked whether she knew how many points she had, Gondrezick replied: ``Enough for us to win, that's all that matters.''

Following prank, VW concedes it's a target

The new normal at Volkswagen?

The VW executive who kept his calm as a protester mocked its emissions scandal during a glitzy media presentation at the Geneva Auto show says such stunts are ``something that you just have to live with.''

A wrench-wielding prankster dressed up as a VW mechanic crawled up under a display car to feign a repair on a car that marketing chief Juergen Stackmann had just ridden up in at the show Tuesday.

After being interrupted by the protester, Stackmann quipped: ``It doesn't need repairs: It's a perfect car.'' Security guards then whisked away the protester.

Afterward, Stackmann told The Associated Press: ``Obviously we know at the moment that we are the brand that attracts a lot of attention _ and we have to live with that.''

Volkswagen has admitted that up to 11 million vehicles worldwide may be affected by a diesel emissions-rigging scandal after revelations last fall from the U.S. Justice Department.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.

Popular

Latest News

More News