On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Donald Trump signs executive order to create American Technology Council in effort to modernize government technology. About 20 tech leaders whose names are expected to be announced today will participate in a summit in June. (Axios)

Twitter and Bloomberg team up on live-streaming news. (WSJ)

Hacker leaks stolen “Orange is the New Black” Season 5 episodes to Pirate Bay after Netflix refuses to pay in response to the hackers’ threats. (Variety)

SpaceX launches classified mission for the military, nails rocket booster landing. (Bloomberg)

ICYMI, more fodder for the speculation about Mark Zuckerberg’s political ambitions: He had dinner with a family of Democrats who voted for Trump over the weekend. (Guardian)

Jive Software, based in Palo Alto, is being bought for $462 million by a private equity fund. (Fortune)

Turkey blocks Wikipedia, citing national-security law. (Guardian)

Merriam-Webster cites Apple fans to describe “sheeple.” (Fortune)

 

Photo: Taylor Schilling, in orange jumpsuit, and Laverne Cox in “Orange is the New Black,” a Netflix series whose Season 5 episodes were reportedly leaked by a hacker. (Lionsgate Television)

 
 

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