Tesla wins case against Gigafactory whistleblower

Tesla has won its case against a whistleblower who was fired for hacking and transferring company data to a news publication. The electric automaker had filed a lawsuit against former Gigafactory employee Martin Tripp in 2018 after he got caught leaking an exposé to Business Insider. According to the information Tripp leaked, Tesla was shipping …

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New Hubble photo captures Jupiter’s storms and its moon, Europa

Details of Jupiter’s fierce storms are on full display in a new Hubble Space Telescope photograph — along with the planet’s potentially life-supporting moon, Europa. The new space image, captured on Aug. 25 and released Thursday, features Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a massive anticyclonic storm, as well as a new storm — pictured as a …

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Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, dead at 94

Bill Gates Sr., the father of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, died of Alzheimer’s disease Tuesday, according to reports. He was 94. Gates Sr., who was a World War II veteran and a founding partner for a Seattle-based law firm, passed away at his Hood Canal home in Seattle, reports CNN. “We have all had a …

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TikTok, Oracle face hurdles to complete deal

TikTok has found a dance partner to keep it going in the US — but it has to convince the feds not to let the deal flop. American software firm Oracle said it would become the “trusted technology provider” for ByteDance — the Chinese tech giant behind the popular app known for its viral dance …

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China would reportedly rather see TikTok banned than sold to US company

The Chinese government would reportedly rather see TikTok banned in the United States than allow a forced sale of the app to a US company. The popular video platform’s Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, for the past month has been in discussions to sell its US business after President Trump issued an executive order banning TikTok …

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Shares of Tesla rival Nikola crater after ‘fraud’ accusation

One of Tesla’s main rivals is planning to take legal action against an activist short-seller that accused it of being “an intricate fraud.” Shares of electric automaker Nikola — which like Tesla is named after the 19th-century inventor — were down more than 15 percent Friday afternoon after a report from Hindenburg Research accused founder …

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Apple loosens some of its in-app App Store payment rules amid controversy

Apple on Friday published a revision of some of its App Store review guidelines, loosening some restrictions on streaming game services, online classes and when developers must use its in-app purchase system, which charges a 30 percent commission. The company made the changes after criticism from developers over its App Store practices and after rivals …

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Russian state hackers suspected in targeting Biden campaign firm – sources

WASHINGTON – Microsoft recently alerted one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers, according to three people briefed on the matter. The hacking attempts targeted staff at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a campaign strategy and communications firm working with Biden and other prominent …

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Another showdown set this week over Georgia voting machines

ATLANTA — Voting integrity activists will try this week to convince a federal judge that Georgia should scrap its brand new touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots. The state, meanwhile, will ask her not to order any changes, especially with an election looming. A hearing scheduled for Thursday and Friday will be …

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