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FBI is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to interfere with Lyft. The now-defunct program was called “Hell.” (WSJ)

In the wake of revelations about Russian ads on Facebook, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, says Congress may need to update laws to regulate social media ads like TV ads. (Reuters)

Google says it has found no evidence of Russian ads about U.S. election on its platforms. (Reuters)

Google is close to buying HTC’s smartphone business, according to a Taiwanese publication. (Business Insider)

Germany to announce findings from investigation into whether Facebook abused its market dominance by the end of the year. (Reuters)

Emeryville-based Gritstone Oncology, which is working on personalized cancer treatments, raises $93 million to get its drugs into human trials. Investors include Google Ventures. (Business Insider)

Uber says its drivers in London must use hybrid or electric cars by 2020. (Guardian)


Photo: A driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a customer in downtown Los Angeles in 2016. Uber reportedly used a secret program dubbed “Hell” to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services. (Richard Vogel/AP)


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