10 things in tech you need to know today

Business Insider | 1/21/2019 | Shona Ghosh
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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave an unconvincing speech to a conference in Munich about privacy, just at the point she needs to sound sincere for regulators.Sandberg talked about how Facebook needed to do better, and its commitment to stopping election interference and abuse, but audience members described her comments as rehearsed.

Huawei - CEO - Ren - Zhengfei - Job

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei warned of job losses thanks to global fears about the firm's equipment. "We have to prepare for times of hardship," Ren told staffers in an email.

Uber is hiring a team that will work on autonomous scooters and bikes, with the vehicles able to drive themselves to a charging point. The division will live within Uber's JUMP bikes team.

Insiders - Google - Cloud - Boss - Acquisitions

Insiders say that Google's new cloud boss is likely to make some very large acquisitions. Former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian takes over as CEO of Google Cloud this month, and rumors have spread about a possible Atlassian acquisition.

Facebook has endowed a new AI ethics institute in Germany, the first time it has set up such an organisation. The new centre will be funded by Facebook with $7.5 million over the next five years.

Google - Maps - Speed

Google Maps is set to roll out speed...
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