10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know to end your week.

1. A woman who was raped in India by an Uber driver has sued the company. She says executives mishandled her medical records, after reports came out that an exec managed to acquire them and carried them round for a year.

2. Facebook has announced more details on how it deals with terrorist content, the BBC reports. The social network is coming under pressure over extremist content in the UK.

3. Google is facing a €1 billion ($US1.1 billion, or £870 million) fine in the European Union, according to a report from The Financial Times. The company has been investigated over antitrust allegations.

4. Snap has sunk to its IPO price. The Snapchat parent company’s stock hit $US17 (£13) on Thursday.

5. Elon Musk has published an outline of his audacious plan to colonise Mars with 1 million people. The academic journal New Space has published an edited summary of a talk from the tech mogul.

6. Microsoft’s new Surface Pro is only a minor upgrade, but it’s still a killer alternative to a MacBook or iPad. It doubles up as a laptop and a tablet.

7. After decades of innovating, Jeff Bezos admits he needs new ideas. The Amazon CEO has asked on Twitter for suggestions.

8. Uber wanted to revolutionise trucking like it did taxis, but it hasn’t made a dent. It is bogged down in a major lawsuit with Waymo over its self-driving truck unit Otto.

9. Amazon’s new Fire tablet is one of the only Android tablets worth buying. Business Insider has reviewed the Amazon Fire 7.

10. Twitter has had a redesign, The Verge reports. It has added more curves and circles, among other changes.

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