On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Tuesday menu.

SoftBank says it’s considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached. (Reuters)

Female venture capitalists launch Female Founder Office Hours, where investors will advise female entrepreneurs. (Fortune)

Facebook news partners say fact-checking tools have largely failed and the effort is a bunch of… PR. (Guardian)

Facebook critic Max Schrems is told he can’t bring a class-action lawsuit against the social networking giant in Ireland but can sue the company in his home country of Austria. (BBC)

San Francisco-based startup Philo streams pay TV — without sports or broadcast channels — for $16 a month. (Recode)

Freedom House report on internet freedom: Online manipulation played an important part in elections in at least 18 countries last year.

Executives from Facebook, Snapchat and other tech-oriented organizations will help the Anti-Defamation League develop guidelines aimed at better rooting out online hate speech. (USA Today)

Remember CompuServe forums? They’re shutting down Dec. 15. (Fast Company)


Photo: Austrian Max Schrems, left, arrives with lawyer Herwig Hofmann before a verdict at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, on Oct. 6, 2015, on Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland. Schrems claimed that the privacy of his data was violated by Facebook within the scope of NSA mass surveillance programs. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)


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