Facebook to expand encryption across its Messenger platform

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Facebook will expand encryption across its Messenger platform - even as the tech giant faces criticism from lawmakers, saying they will provide cover for criminals. Civil rights and tech experts believe the moves will help protect user privacy.

The Uber self-driving test vehicle that struck and killed an Arizona woman had software flaws, and its vehicles were involved in 37 other crashes in 18 months before the fatal incident, according to the NTSB. Uber suspended all testing immediately following the crash, and plans to resume it in December in Pennsylvania with new restrictions and safeguards.

Amazon's Echo Buds might just follow you on your workouts. CNBC is reporting its demo unit comes with a feature to track workouts and manage a user's health profile. The Echo Buds are not yet advertised to have any fitness tracking features.

 

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