On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Wednesday menu.

Uber takes another big hit as EU’s top court rules it should be regulated like a taxi service, not an information service. (AP)

ICYMI, the brilliant Elon Musk was giving the Oculus CTO his phone number but accidentally tweeted it out for all to see. (Bloomberg) Now he has a pre-recorded message when people call that number. (CNBC) And why did Musk want to talk to an Oculus exec?

Danville-based insurance startup Trov bags a first customer: Waymo. Trov will provide coverage for riders of Waymo’s ride-hailing service. (WSJ)

Amazon’s allure may be tough to top this holiday: poll. (Reuters)

San Francisco-based Stitch Fix’s shares tumble after first earnings report as a public company, which showed that it’s spending more money than estimated. (Bloomberg) They’re down sharply again Wednesday.

Facebook and Microsoft disabled a number of North Korean cyber threats last week, a White House official said Tuesday. (Reuters)

Google Chrome browser to start blocking certain types of ads, as promised, in February. (Hill)

Internal emails show Twitter struggled to interpret verification rules when it unverified troll Milo Yiannopoulos last year. (BuzzFeed)

Coinbase to investigate insider trading claims after launch of bitcoin cash support. (CNBC)

Once again, the most popular passwords of the year are 123456 and “password.” (Gizmodo)


Photo: Anyone else have a bunch of these Amazon boxes coming to your house this holiday season? So do many other people. (Paul Sakuma/AP)


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