On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Wednesday menu.

Happy new year from the nation’s largest wireless providers. Verizon is raising activation and upgrade fees, while AT&T has raised the price of legacy unlimited plans. (WSJ)

Instagram to roll out ads in its Stories feature. (Fortune)

Tesla, HP, eBay and hundreds of other companies urge Donald Trump and Congress to continue government investment in clean energy. (Press release)

FireEye warns that a phishing scam is targeting Netflix customers. (FireEye blog post)

Reid Hoffman and Pierre Omidyar donate $10 million each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund. (Guardian)

Uber signs deal with Dubai regulator after battle over pricing. (Reuters)

House passes bill that would reimburse federal workers for Uber, Lyft. (Hill)

If a Best Buy technician is a paid FBI informant, are his computer searches legal? That’s one big question in a child-pornography case. (Washington Post)

Samsung heir is named as a bribery suspect in corruption probe that has rocked South Korea. (CNN)


Photo: Reid Hoffman in 2013. The LinkedIn co-founder has donated $10 million toward research about ethics and artificial intelligence. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)


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