Tech News Today

Aug 18th 2016

Tech News Today 1580

Uber on Ottopilot

Twitter's quality filter for all
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Megan Morrone and Jason Howell discuss Twitter's release of its quality filter for all users to help reduce spam and abusive tweets appearing in feeds. Uber has a deal with Volvo to bring autonomous vehicles to Pittsburgh. Yik Yak is veering away from anonymity and toward proximity sharing. Cisco confirms at least two vulnerabilities revealed in the NSA hack trove, lending more credence to the legitimacy of the leaked data. Elliot Harmon from the EFF joins to discuss a new effort to get Universities to stop selling their patents to patent trolls. Finally, if you are an astronaut, you could be taking a taxi into space someday in the near future.

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