GOP Senators Defend John McCain After President Trump’s Attacks: ‘Genuine American Hero’ — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — Some Republican senators defended late John McCain as a “hero” on Wednesday after President Donald Trump again denounced the Arizonan, who died of brain cancer in August. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that he misses his friend “today and every day.” “It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot…

via GOP Senators Defend John McCain After President Trump’s Attacks: ‘Genuine American Hero’ — TIME

Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road — TechCrunch

Waymo is opening another technical service center in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous-vehicle technology startup to double its capacity in the area as it prepares to grow its commercial fleet. The new 85,000-square-foot center will be located in Mesa and is expected to open sometime in the second half of 2019…

via Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road — TechCrunch

#Sprint customers say a glitch exposed other people’s account information — TechCrunch @sprint responds

Several Sprint customers have said they are seeing other customers’ personal information in their online accounts. One reader emailed TechCrunch with several screenshots describing the issue, warning that they could see other Sprint customers’ names and phone numbers. The reader said they informed the phone giant of the issue, and a Sprint representative said they…

via Sprint customers say a glitch exposed other people’s account information — TechCrunch

USC Puts Hold On Students Linked To College Admissions Scandal — CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — USC has placed holds on the accounts of students caught at the center of the college admissions scandal. The university announced Monday night that it is reviewing the cases of students possibly tied to the wide-reaching college admissions bribery scheme that led to the arrests of several college officials across the country…

via USC Puts Hold On Students Linked To College Admissions Scandal — CBS Los Angeles

Average Tax Refund Down 16.7% So Far, IRS Data Show — KTLA

 After a sweeping Republican law went into effect with promises of lower taxes for just about everyone, Bill Forsythe, a 57-year-old hospital radiologic technologist in San Jose, plugged his and his wife’s financial information into TurboTax this month and, like many Americans filing early this year, was shocked at the bottom line…

via Average Tax Refund Down 16.7% So Far, IRS Data Show — KTLA

UK Lawmakers: Facebook ‘Intentionally and Knowingly’ Violated Data Privacy Laws — KTLA

UK lawmakers have accused Facebook of violating data privacy and competition laws in a report on social media disinformation that also says CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed “contempt” toward parliament by not appearing before them.

via UK Lawmakers: Facebook ‘Intentionally and Knowingly’ Violated Data Privacy Laws — KTLA