The Switch: The future of net neutrality might rest on this obscure court case

Judge asks federal prosecutors to investigate Uber in trade secret case; A Twitter exec suggested Trump replace his press briefings with tweets. It didn’t go well.; Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly in merger talks again; Microsoft has fully acknowledged that you will never use a Windows Phone for work; Trump signs order on cybersecurity that holds agency heads accountable for network attacks; Uber isn’t a tech company — it’s basically a taxi company, E.U. court adviser says; Snap shares plummet as investors worry it’s not growing fast enough;
 
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The future of net neutrality might rest on this obscure court case
The case has big implications for net neutrality, online privacy and the rest of the economy.
Judge asks federal prosecutors to investigate Uber in trade secret case
The possibility of an investigation adds to mounting issues facing the ride-hailing giant.
 
A Twitter exec suggested Trump replace his press briefings with tweets. It didn’t go well.
After a backlash, chief operating officer Anthony Noto reconsidered the idea hours later.
 
Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly in merger talks again
It’s been 3 years since they called off the marriage. Now the two big cellphone carriers are trying again.
 
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Microsoft has fully acknowledged that you will never use a Windows Phone for work
Microsoft is making it even easier to use its products on iPhone and Android devices.
 
Trump signs order on cybersecurity that holds agency heads accountable for network attacks
The order is silent on addressing the security of electoral systems or cyber operations to influence elections.
 
Uber isn’t a tech company — it’s basically a taxi company, E.U. court adviser says
The finding is the latest setback for Uber this year.
 
Snap shares plummet as investors worry it’s not growing fast enough
Shares of Snap dropped 25 percent after the company reported a loss of $2.2 billion.
 
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