On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Tuesday menu.

Donald Trump inspires encryption boom in the nation’s capital — and the use of encryption apps could be skirting or violating laws that say government communications must be preserved. (Politico)

YouTube viewers around the world are now watching more than 1 billion hours of video a day. That’s on pace to eclipse U.S. TV viewing. (WSJ)

AT&T-Time Warner merger won’t be reviewed by the FCC, will need only Justice Department approval and is likely to go through. (Verge)

Uber dismissed warnings about its illegal self-driving test for months, emails between the company and the DMV show. (Verge)

As arguments start in court, Uber says thousands of drivers threatened by new English-language requirements in London. (Reuters)

At Apple shareholder meeting today, investor Tony Maldonado will again bring up lack of diversity in the company’s top ranks. (Maldonado’s op-ed in USA Today)

Samsung Group chief charged with bribery, embezzlement. (Reuters)

Data breach involves toys made by a California company: An open database containing links to more than 2 million voice messages recorded on CloudPets stuffed animals has been discovered, security researcher says. (BBC)

Nintendo isn’t down with real-life Mario Kart rides, sues. (NYT)

A Seattle man was sentenced to 30 days in jail after a drone he was operating injured two people — knocking one woman unconscious — during the city’s 2015 Pride Parade. (GeekWire)


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