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Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
In setback for Uber, court denies Levandowski's request to use Fifth Amendment to prevent full disclosure of documents concerning Uber's purchase of Otto   —  Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless-car technology, has suffered a setback.
Apr 25, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Waymo-Uber suit: Google says former exec Anthony Levandowski worked on competing projects before leaving, reveals he made over $120M in incentive pay at Google   —  Newly-released documents from Google's October arbitration against Anthony Levandowski, one of the leads of its self-driving car project …
Apr 4, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Court filing: Waymo pursued arbitration with former exec Anthony Levandowski for poaching employees using confidential Waymo salary info, before suing Uber   —  Google's self-driving car unit, Waymo, pursued arbitration against one of its star engineers last fall beforefiling a lawsuit …
Mar 29, 2017, 7:55 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Android 2016 security report: 50% of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in one year   —  Google has spent the past year working with third-party manufacturers and phone carriers to improve its update system for Android, which is often criticized …
Mar 23, 2017, 12:20 AMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Under pressure from ACLU, Facebook updates its platform policies to explicitly prohibit devs from using Facebook or Instagram data in surveillance tools   —  In response to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change and the Center for Media Justice …
Mar 13, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
White House taps Michael Kratsios, formerly chief of staff at Thiel Capital, as deputy CTO   —  Peter Thiel has been at Donald Trump's side since the Republican National Convention, guiding the then-candidate on technology policy and brokering a meeting between him and top tech executives.
Mar 3, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
127 companies including Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Slack, Twitter, and Uber file amicus brief opposing Trump's immigration ban   —  Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies filed an amicus brief tonight voicing opposition to President Trump's executive order …
Feb 6, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Snap Inc. lists hacking, phishing attacks, EU and US regulation, Brexit, and China's Great Firewall as risks in S-1   —  Snapchat, whichfiled for its initial public offering today, sees potential risks to its business in cybersecurity and international regulation, particularly in China and the European Union.
Feb 2, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Facebook to begin a limited trial of Delegated Recovery, a system for recovering third party accounts that aims to obviate email's role in that process   —  Getting locked out of your account sucks.  Almost everyone has experienced the frustration of forgetting a password …
Jan 30, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
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Jan 20, 2017, 6:30 AMIn context

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