On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks. (AP)

New UC Davis research suggests Uber and its ilk are hurting mass transit and making traffic worse. (NYT, Planetizen)

Facebook is looking to hire people with national security clearances as it tries to shore up its defenses against election meddling. (Bloomberg)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises more aggressive rules against harassment, hate and abuse on the platform, in response to  #WomenBoycottTwitter last week. (His tweetstorm Friday night)

Amazon Studios cuts ties with Weinstein Co. after Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. (Los Angeles Times)

Supreme Court to hear dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government about emails stored overseas. (AP)

T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets. (Reuters)

Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020. (Reuters)

Threatening customers? Losing dogs? S.F.-based Wag, the “Uber for dog-walking,” is drawing Uber-like scrutiny. (Bloomberg)

New Piper Jaffray survey: Nearly half of U.S. teens prefer Snapchat over other social media. (Recode)

 

Photo: Traffic stacks up on Almaden Expressway in South San Jose in 2012. A new study suggests Uber and other ride-sharing services are making traffic worse. (Karen T. Borchers/Bay Area News Group)

 
 

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