On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Elon Musk to compete to fund high-speed Loop in Chicago. (Reuters)

The MacOS update Apple released Wednesday to fix a big security flaw broke file sharing on some Macs. (Guardian)

UK class-action lawsuit accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data when it bypassed iPhone default privacy settings. The consumer group behind the suit wants to get compensation for more than 5 million people. (Guardian)

Apple and Stanford are teaming up for a heart-rate study conducted via Apple Watch. (Washington Post)

The “robots are coming” report du jour: Automation threatens 800 million jobs, but technology could still save us, McKinsey report says. (Verge)

As Amazon and Alexa lead the home-device market, Alphabet reportedly considering giving Nest a home within Google. (WSJ)

Nokia denies it’s in acquisition talks with Juniper Networks. (Bloomberg)

U.S. government accusing DJI, the Chinese drone maker, of sending sensitive information about American infrastructure to Chinese government. (NYT)

Supreme Court struggles as it weighs whether cops should have warrants to search location information on cellphones. (Hill)

 

Photo: Elon Musk at Tesla headquarters in Fremont in 2015. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

 
 

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