On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Walgreens is reportedly getting impatient and is looking to sever ties with Theranos, which is facing questions about its blood-testing technology. Walgreens wants to close 40 blood-testing clinics in its Arizona stores. (Financial Times)

U.S., European Union release details of Privacy Shield agreement, which is meant to replace the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that was recently declared invalid. (WSJ, text of Privacy Shield)

Microsoft has a shiny new war room that reflects effort to boost its reputation for cybersecurity. (WSJ)

German court fines Facebook 100,000 euros ($109,000) over refusing order to inform users about the company uses their intellectual property.

ICYMI: Amid uncertainty about the worth and health of unicorns, fliers posted around Palantir Technologies’ offices are telling employees of the startup that their stock is worthless.

About 100 Tesla Gigafactory workers walk off the job in Nevada to protest use of out-of-state labor, in what looks to be a battle between union workers and a contractor Tesla is using.

New report by former Pentagon official warns of the dangers of drones — not the kind for hobbyists, but autonomous weapons. (NYT, report)

The $35 Raspberry Pi 3 gets WiFi, Bluetooth.


Photo: Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, in 2014. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)


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  • Eduardo Nascondo

    See you at the circus PT Barnum in a Jobs turtleneck.