On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Propaganda and “junk news” on Twitter flowed more heavily in a dozen battleground states immediately before and after the 2016 presidential election, Oxford University researchers say. (Washington Post)

As the Trump administration targets activists connected to inauguration protests, three Facebook users are fighting Department of Justice search warrants for their account information. (BuzzFeed)

New research: Apple update flaws left Mac firmware vulnerable. (Hill)

Elon Musk’s 100-day race to build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery starts in South Australia. (Bloomberg)

Tesla is sending battery packs to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. (Bloomberg)

Lyft reportedly close to hiring an IPO advisory firm. (Reuters)

Whole Foods says some of its stores and “taprooms” have been hit by a hack. It has not disclosed the number of stores affected. (Company statement)

The Equifax hack has the hallmarks of state-sponsored pros. (Bloomberg)

Netflix to open studio to create and distribute content in Canada. (WSJ)


Photo: A Whole Foods Market in Indianapolis in June 2017. Whole Foods said Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, that it has been hacked, but has provided few details so far. (Michael Conroy/AP)


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