On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the TGIF menu.

Uber loses tribunal case in Britain in ruling that will boost worker rights and ensure a minimum wage for thousands of drivers. (Bloomberg) By the way,  the judge is no Uber fan. (Guardian)

Speaking of Uber, behold surge pricing from UberEats. (Verge)

ICYMI: Hacker who stole celebrities’ nude photos sentenced to 18 months in prison. (Guardian)

Also ICYMI: LinkedIn posted solid but slowing growth in the third quarter. (WSJ)

Tesla and SolarCity plan to raise the solar roof (sorry, couldn’t help it) at a party tonight in Los Angeles. (Fortune)

Google Maps now lets your order food. (Fortune)

EU privacy chiefs write to Facebook, Yahoo. They’re asking Facebook to stop processing WhatsApp user data as they look into the company’s privacy-policy changes. And they’re asking Yahoo about email hack and its reported scanning of user emails for the U.S. government. (Bloomberg)

Getaround, a San Francisco-based on-demand car-sharing startup, gets unspecified investment from Toyota. (Reuters)

Cleantech industry rebrands as “smart city” to attract venture capital. (Bloomberg)

George Hotz of iPhone-hacking fame has shut down  his driverless-car project after being warned and threatened with fines by the U.S. government. (Business Insider)

Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic invest $1156 million in anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology, which is based in South San Francisco. (TechCrunch)


Photo: The hacker who stole nude photos of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, above, and published them online a couple of years ago has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)


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