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The NTSB says a lack of safeguards on Tesla’s Autopilot played “a major role” in the fatal Florida crash last year. (Reuters)

ICYMI: Tesla remotely boosted some customers’ battery capacity as they fled Hurricane Irma. Some point out that this highlights that the company has been selling identical cars at different prices. (Guardian)

Tesla is cutting 63 SolarCity jobs in Roseville, for a total of about 204 layoffs there. (Business Insider)

Google has appealed the EU’s $2.9 billion antitrust fine. (Reuters)

Russia used Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rallies on U.S. soil. (Daily Beast)

Hackers can take over billions of Android, iOS and Linux devices via Bluetooth. (Fortune)

S.F.-based valet parking startup Luxe becomes latest casualty of on-demand bust. (Reuters)

General Motors and Cruise have started to build Chevy Bolt electric vehicles that are being produced with fully autonomous hardware. (Recode)

Meg Whitman joins Dropbox board. (Fortune)

YouTube star PewDiePie, who was dumped by Disney over anti-Semitic videos earlier this year, uses the N-word during a live stream. (Fortune)

AT&T is expanding its free HBO offer to more wireless customers. (Fortune)

Photographer settles monkey selfie legal fight. (AP)


Photo:┬áThe Model S is launched at Tesla’s Fremont factory on June 22, 2012. (Patrick Tehan/Mercury News)


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