On topic: Tech news to know now

We’ve got your Friday tech news links right here.

Andy Rubin is leaving Google. He co-founded Android and was most recently head of robotics at Google. (Is it a blow to Google’s robotics efforts, which will now be led by James Kuffner, research scientist at Google? And what does it say about the management changes at Google?) Rubin is going to form an incubator focusing on hardware.

Up to 12 million websites may have been hit by a hack attack exploiting a bug in Drupal software, which is used to manage Web content.

Twitter appoints Kevin Weil new head of product, demoting Daniel Graf, who held the position for the past six months.

Man indicted for allegedly impersonating the Winklevoss twins. (The brothers who sued Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook.)

Autodesk creates $100 million fund for 3D printing technology.

Mass protests force Hungary to cancel planned Internet data traffic tax.

Pirate Bay founder convicted on hacking charges, could face six years in prison.

Estimate cybersecurity costs to small businesses per year: $57,600.

The other Steve: Seth Rogen reportedly will play Steve Wozniak in the upcoming movie based on the “Steve Jobs” book.

Photo of Andy Rubin by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


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