On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Tesla may have Model 3 news on Sunday, according to a reply by Elon Musk to a question on Twitter. Release date, perhaps? (Reuters)

Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service. (Reuters)

Twitter denies¬†Washington Post¬†report that it’s planning a button that would let users flag fake news and offensive content. (Business Insider)

Germany passes law that would fine social media companies up to 50 million euros if they persistently fail to remove illegal hate speech within 24 hours of receiving a complaint. (Guardian)

Facebook has completed a second test of Aquila, its solar-powered drone. (BBC)

Chris Sacca of “Shark Tank” fame (and an early Twitter investor) writes a post about sexism in the venture capital world, apologizes for his “part in it.” He also talks about white privilege and praises Ellen Pao and Project Include.(Medium blog post)

Zillow drops complaint against McMansion Hell blog after backlash over copyright claim. (GeekWire)

 

Photo: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds up a propeller pod for the Aquila drone at Facebook’s F8 Developers Conference on April 12, 2016, in San Francisco. The lightweight plane is being designed to deliver internet connectivity to other parts of the world. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

 
 

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