10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Y Combinator’s Sam Altman: Getty Images

Good morning!

1. An Ethiopian Airlines plane travelling to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed on Sunday, leaving no survivors. There were 149 passengers and eight crew on board. This is the second Boeing 737MAX to crash in recent months.

2. Apple’s first set of augmented-reality (AR) smart glasses will rely heavily on the iPhone in order to function. That’s according to the latest predictions from the reliable TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

3. Vietnam claims that a Chinese ship rammed and sank a fishing boat close to the disputed Parcel Islands in the South China Sea. China says that’s not what happened.

4. Facebook has armed guards covertly patrolling its sprawling Silicon Valley headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Most workers haven’t realised that they’re there.

5. Sam Altman will step down as president of startup incubator Y Combinator, which has spawned a number of highly successful companies including Airbnb, Reddit, and Dropbox. He said he wants to focus more on OpenAI, which is a $US1 billion AI research lab he cofounded with Peter Thiel and Elon Musk.

6. Tesla employees say morale has fallen drastically after Tesla announced plans to start closing more stores. “Every time there are layoffs, we are notified after the fact,” a Tesla employee, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Business Insider. “It’s a slap in the face. We should have been notified first, we’re the ones building [Elon Musk]’s empire.”

7. A US politician wants to break up Apple, saying that marketplaces — such as the app store — that limit competition need to be eliminated. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren thinks it has the same antitrust issues as Facebook, Google, and Amazon

8. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s future hangs in the balance. She could be told to quit as early as this week.

9. Chelsea Manning, the former US army analyst turned whistleblower, was arrested on Friday. She was arrested for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury on matters relating to her 2010 disclosure to WikiLeaks, multiple news outlets reported.

10. US President Donald Trump is planning to ask Congress for $US8.6 billion in the 2020 budget so that he can build his promised wall, according to Reuters. The wall will run along the Southern border of the US.

BONUS: A video of a kangaroo attacking an Australian paraglider as he lands has gone viral.

Have a great Monday.

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