On Topic: Tech News to Know Now, by Levi Sumagaysay, June 23, 2017

On topic: Tech news to know now
Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Tesla is talking to record labels to create its own music-streaming service. (Recode)

Waymo has hired Tesla’s former director of hardware engineering to lead its hardware team. (Bloomberg)

Google is now removing personal medical records from search results. (Bloomberg)

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets. At least one company, Symantec, says it has stopped cooperating with source-code reviews. (Reuters)

YouTube says it now has 1.5 billion monthly users. (CNBC)

Yahoo is shutting down the News Digest app formerly known as Summly. It bought Summly for $30 million from a teenager a few years ago. (Business Insider)

Snapchat map update raises child-safety worries. (BBC)

Airbnb is reportedly working on a premium tier to compete with fancy hotels. (Bloomberg)

Google’s Kaggle and the Department of Homeland Security have launched a $1.5 million contest to improve screening techniques at airports. (NYT)

The FCC has proposed its biggest fine ever — $120 million — for man accused of making almost 97 million robocalls. (NPR)


Photo: A self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan that uses technology by Google’s Waymo. (Courtesy Waymo)

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