Tesla’s Fleet Has Accumulated Over 1.2 Billion Miles on Autopilot and Even More in ‘Shadow Mode’, Report Says – This Week in Tech – 12/02/2018

Tesla’s Fleet Has Accumulated Over 1.2 Billion Miles on Autopilot and Even More in ‘Shadow Mode’, Report Says

Automakers and tech companies are rushing to bring autonomous driving systems to market and accumulating mileage with their test vehicles…


Google Employees: We No Longer Believe the Company Places Values Over Profits

Google employees are calling on the company to cancel Project Dragonfly, an effort to create a censored search engine in China…


It Took Seven Miles to Pull Over a Tesla With a Seemingly Asleep Driver

The California Highway Patrol on Friday pulled over a Tesla Model S that was traveling down the road—but whose driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 101 in Palo Alto…


Sir Richard Branson Will Give $3 Million to Whoever Can Save the Planet By Reinventing the Air Conditioner

Inventors from around the world now have three million reasons to reinvent one of the most basic household appliances: the air conditioner…


After Microsoft Complaints, Indian Police Arrest Tech Support Scammers at 26 Call Centers

New Delhi police have arrested 63 suspects in the last two months working and operating 26 call centers that were engaging in tech support scams, posing as tech support staff at Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other major tech companies…


ACLU Wants Release of Secret Court Order Demanding Facebook Build Surveillance Backdoor

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know how and why, exactly, a joint federal-state task force tracking the MS-13 gang tried to order social giant Facebook to build a backdoor into its Messenger app for surveillance purposes, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday…


I Quit Instagram and Facebook and It Made Me a Lot Happier — and That’s a Big Problem for Social Media Companies

The first time I truly took a break from social media was in 2015, at a summer camp for burned-out adults called “Camp Grounded.”…

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