10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Monday morning.

1. Around 400 Tesla employees were fired just as production begins for the Model 3. A spokesperson for the company said that the departures were due to annual performance reviews.

2. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised to introduce “aggressive” new rules after women boycotted it. The new rules will cover “unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence,” Dorsey said.

3. Qualcomm wants Chinese courts to ban iPhones in the country. It’s claiming patent infringement by Apple.

4. A famed Apple analyst said that the company will ditch fingerprint readers for face scanning technology in future iPhones. Ming-Chi Kuo said that all future iPhones will now come with Face ID — not Touch ID.

5. Iran was reportedly behind the cyber attack on the Houses of Parliament in the UK. The June cyber attack searched for weak email passwords in Parliament’s email system.

6. OnePlus says it will scale back its data collection. The Chinese smartphone maker had been found to have been collecting masses of user data.

7. Apple’s head of diversity apologised for comments she made at a conference. Denise Young Smith sent an email to her team about comments she made in which she said that “there can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room and they’re going to be diverse.”

8. Uber has officially appealed the loss of its licence in London. The appeal is likely to take place on December 11.

9. Amazon is cutting ties with The Weinstein company following allegations of sexual assault by its founder Harvey Weinstein. Amazon reportedly scrapped a $US160 million (£120 million) television series.

10. Morgan Stanley said that Netflix is benefiting from a virtuous circle. “Netflix’s recent price increases in the US and abroad are a positive indication of its confidence in the subscriber opportunity ahead,” analysts wrote.

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