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  • Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute

    Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note […]

  • Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo

    Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo code being used in a Facebook Research app the sucked up data about teens. The Onavo Protect app will eventually shut down, and will immediately […]

  • Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

    The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, […]

  • How Huawei and ZTE could prove their phones aren’t spying on U.S. customers

    Huawei can't get any U.S. carriers to sell its phones directly to customers.Image: BRIDGET BENNETT/MASHABLE Huawei, the second-largest phone maker in the world, needs to do something fast if it ever wants to gain a foothold in the U.S. and potentially become the world’s largest phone maker one day. The Chinese company can’t get U.S. […]

  • Google is rumored to be acquiring HTC’s mobile phone division

    Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Here’s a rumor that will blow your mind: Google is apparently “in the final stage of negotiations” to acquire HTC’s smartphone division. The rumor comes from the Chinese-language site Commercial Times and suggests that Google will acquire only the mobile arm of HTC, not the entire company. The financial news outlet based in […]