On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Researchers say entering a very long password on Android phones running Lollipop (that’s the latest version of the mobile OS) can bypass the lock screen. Google has released a fix for Nexus, but other Android users have to wait for their phone makers to roll out the fix.

ICYMI: Twitter targeted by lawsuit accusing it of eavesdropping on direct messages.

Also ICYMI: Google is donating $1 million and matching donations (up to $5 million) to help refugee crisis. Here’s the donation page.

Play it again, Snapchat: The app that sends disappearing messages is now charging 99 cents to make someĀ of them reappear. Go figure. (WSJ)

A look at sales numbers shows Tesla is having a tough time competing against German cars in Europe.

Former Cisco President Rob Lloyd is named CEO of Hyperloop Technologies, which is working on Elon Musk’s vision of a high-speed transportation system (but is not affiliated with Musk).

Leap, the San Francisco luxury-bus startup, has declared bankruptcy, is auctioning off remaining buses starting at $5. (The service was shut down by the state in May.)

In a challenge to AT&T and Verizon, Comcast to start selling Internet and phone services to big businesses. (WSJ)

New Reuters survey on universities and innovation ranks Stanford No. 1.

Microsoft is killing its Zune streaming music service Nov. 15.


Photo: Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)


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