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Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Department of Justice wins in its bid to get information about visitors to an anti-Trump website, with a judge ordering website’s host to turn over the information. The judge said he would oversee the use of the data to make sure it is only used in the government’s investigation into rioting at the president’s inauguration. (Bloomberg)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s self-driving ambitions sparked dissent among the company’s engineers, some of whom felt the technology wasn’t ready. (WSJ)

Speaking of Tesla, its sales head, Jon McNeill, will get a $700,000 bonus if company meets 2017 sales targets. (Reuters)

Judges can be Facebook friends with lawyers who appear before them, a state appeals court in Miami ruled. (WSJ)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed in a post Wednesday that his company is testing ways to help news publishers grow subscriptions, says publisher logos will accompany stories in users’ news feeds.

Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth is taking over all of the company’s consumer hardware efforts, including Oculus VR. (Business Insider)

Facebook security chief Alex Stamos says the social networks shuts down 1 million accounts a day as it tries to fight hate, spam and fraud. (CNBC)

 

Photo: President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

 
 

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