On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Wednesday menu.

As Tesla ramps up production, workers say quality checks routinely find defects in “more than 90 percent of Model S and Model X vehicles inspected after assembly.” (Reuters)

Supreme Court weighs Wednesday whether cops need warrants to access location data on mobile phones. (Reuters)

Facebook is training AI to spot ISIS and al Qaeda posts — Nazis come next. (WSJ)

Facebook testing a new CAPTCHA that asks users for photos of their faces. (Wired)

As SoftBank bids for a stake in Uber, the ride-hailing startup reportedly posted a wider third-quarter loss of $1.5 billion. (Bloomberg)

GM to demo its driverless cars Thursday in San Francisco; it gave press a preview Tuesday. (NYT)

ICYMI, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said tech companies are more of a threat to net neutrality than his plan to kill it — because they censor conservative views. He singled out Twitter. (AP) Also, Pew Research analysis finds many inaccuracies and duplicates in the more than 21 million comments submitted during the FCC’s public comment period on net neutrality. And tech analyst Ben Thompson sides with Pai.

Snap redesign separates social and media (news that must be vetted by Snap) feeds. CEO Evan Spiegel cites fake news on other social media as one factor in the decision, presents Snapchat as an alternative. (NYT; Spiegel’s op-ed)

Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a massive breach at Yahoo (not the biggest one) that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user accounts. (AP)

Apple removes from its app store games that show the Philippine president executing people. (BBC)


Photo: The Tesla factory in Fremont in January 2016. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)


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