Tumblr deletes Russian disinformation accounts
On March 23, social media site Tumblr confirmed that it had linked at least 84 accounts on the website to 13 agents of the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian propaganda outfit that sought to sow political discord on social media prior to the 2016 election.SciTech | April 2, 2018
Uber, Waymo settle court case for $245M in equity
On Feb. 7, autonomous vehicle competitors Uber and Waymo reached a surprise settlement on their fifth day in court, over allegations that Uber had used Waymo’s trade secrets in its autonomous vehicle development. Waymo, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, was paid about $245 million in Uber company equity.
After Waymo first filed their suit against Uber in February of 2017, some specula...SciTech | February 12, 2018