On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Thursday menu.

Facebook, Google and more than 150 tech companies filed a brief Wednesday asking a court to block Donald Trump’s second travel and immigration ban. (Recode)

Google is reportedly planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature for Chrome. It would block pop-ups, auto-playing videos and other ads deemed to give users a bad experience. (WSJ)

Larry Ellison is hosting a GOP lawmaker fundraiser today at his home. Mitch McConnell and friends will be there. Co-hosts are Safra Catz, Mike Markkula and more. The invitation asked for contributions of $35,000 or more. (Recode)

Oracle’s purchase of ad-tracking company Moat, announced earlier this week, is said to cost more than $850 million. (Recode)

Facebook is looking of a head of news products to help fight fake news. (Recode)

Airbnb fires back at the hotel industry after reports of its strategy to attack the San Francisco startup. (Hill)

Lawsuit against Bose accuses company of spying on users of its wireless headphones and selling their information to third parties. (Reuters)

Social-media bitterness: Facebook page of shuttered Radio Shack in Ohio tells people to “go f–k” themselves. (Fortune)


Photo:¬†Oracle’s Larry Ellison delivers a keynote address during the 2010 Oracle Open World conference on Sept. 19, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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