On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

VPN bans:

  • Apple removes VPN apps from its App Store in China. (AP)
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law that bans virtual private networks in that nation. (Reuters)

Uber’s search for CEO is hampered by deep split on board. (NYT) Travis Kalanick has reportedly said he’s going to be “Steve Jobs-ing it.” (Recode)

A federal court in Virginia ruled that a local politician violated the free-speech rights of a constituent she banned from her Facebook page. (WSJ)

San Francisco-based fashion startup Stitch Fix has reportedly filed for an IPO. (Recode)

Hackers breach 30 voting machines at DEF CON. (Hill)

WikiLeaks releases more than 20,000 emails stolen from French President Emmanuel Macron’s campaign. (Fortune)

ICYMI: Samsung topples Intel as world’s biggest chipmaker. (WSJ)


Photo: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks to the media at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field on Nov. 8, 2015. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)


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