On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Monday menu.

Apple says iPhone X pre-orders are “off the charts.” (Reuters) Its shares are up more than 2 percent.

Facebook faces proposed class-action federal lawsuit alleging that it purposely misclassifies employees to exempt them from overtime pay. (Ars Technica; lawsuit)

World Economic Forum: Tech companies must do more to fight extremism. (Reuters)

Russian-backed Facebook accounts staged dozens of events around divisive issues before and after the 2016 election. (WSJ)

Facebook again denies eavesdropping on conversations to target ads. (Guardian)

Elon Musk shares first photo of Boring Company’s underground L.A. tunnel. (Verge)

Uber has hired Tony West, a former Justice Department official, from PepsiCo to be its general counsel. (WaPo)

GoPro names Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts to board. (Bloomberg)

Airbnb customer allegedly murdered by Melbourne men who lived at the house he booked. (Guardian)

 

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