On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

It’s not just lawmakers who want answers from Google, Facebook and Twitter about fake news, etc. (with testimony today and tomorrow). Their shareholders want in-depth reports, too. (Bloomberg)

From 10 million to 126 million: Facebook says Russian content on its platform may have reached way more users than it first said. (Washington Post)

After viral tweet, a look at why your iPhone can search for all your bra photos (if they exist). Blame it on AI. (Guardian)

A BMW Z8 roadster once owned by Steve Jobs is going up for auction Dec. 6. It’s expected to sell for up to $400,000. (Business Insider)

Researcher found a bug that let him access Google’s database of bugs. (Quartz)

ICYMI: Judge’s ruling Monday against President Trump’s transgender-soldier ban cited his tweets as a reason plaintiffs were likely to succeed on their claims that the ban is discriminatory. (Quartz)

Google ditched autopilot driving feature after test user napped behind wheel. (Reuters) Meanwhile, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said at a demo of fully driverless cars that Waymo is “really close” to putting customers in self-driving cars. (Bloomberg; WSJ)

Toyota will expand test of self-driving cars by putting them through extreme paces at Concord’s GoMentum station. (Mashable)

Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks appear to have collapsed; their shares are tanking. (CNN)


Photo: A self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan from Google spinoff Waymo. (Courtesy Waymo)


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