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Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know midweek.
1. Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of Uber. The ride-hailing startup has been rocked by months of scandals.
2. Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to Donald Trump about immigration. Alongside other tech execs, Cook attended meetings at the White House on Monday.
3. Apple’s global head of security says more leaks are now coming out of Apple headquarters than its Asian factories. A presentation of how Apple tries to stop leaks has leaked.
4. Instagram Stories is still growing quickly and now has 250 million users, Recode reports. The Facebook-owned social network is relentlessly copying Snapchat in an attempt to beat it.
5. Amazon has announced a new Prime feature, Prime Wardrobe, for shopping for clothes online. It will send you clothes in a special box to try on and decide which ones you want to keep.
6. Uber will finally let drivers accept tips. Drivers in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston in the US can now be given tips by their passengers.
7. The ‘Orange Is The New Black’ leak started with a computer running Windows 7 and a $50,000 (£40,000) bitcoin ransom. A post-production studio’s computer got infected with malware.
8. CNN thinks it has figured out what a post-cable network looks like, and it’s betting $70 million (£55 million) on it. It is pumping cash into its social video experiment Great Big Story.
9. Cisco thinks it has solved an “unsolvable” encryption security challenge. On Tuesday, it announced Encrypted Traffic Analytics.
10. The reviews for the OnePlus 5 are in, and they’re pretty positive. The Guardian calls it “as fast and smooth as Google Pixel, without the price tag.”