US Office of the Director of National Intelligence report: NSA collected 534M metadata records from US telecommunications providers in 2017, up 3x from 2016 (Charlie Savage/New York Times)

Charlie Savage / New York Times: US Office of the Director of National Intelligence report: NSA collected 534M metadata records from US telecommunications providers in 2017, up 3x from 2016  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency vacuumed up more than 534 million records of phone calls and text messages … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2FKHrsC

A look at Tesla Autopilot’s safety tech as NHTSA distances itself from its own finding, often cited by Tesla, that Autopilot reduces crash rates by up to 40% (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica: A look at Tesla Autopilot’s safety tech as NHTSA distances itself from its own finding, often cited by Tesla, that Autopilot reduces crash rates by up to 40%  —  The feds just threw Tesla under the bus on Autopilot safety.  —  Elon Musk is angry at the media for… Read More A look at Tesla Autopilot’s safety tech as NHTSA distances itself from its own finding, often cited by Tesla, that Autopilot reduces crash rates by up to 40% (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

Cybersecurity company Carbon Black closes up 26% on its first day of trading after raising $152M in its IPO and is now valued at $2B (Dan Primack/Axios)

Dan Primack / Axios: Cybersecurity company Carbon Black closes up 26% on its first day of trading after raising $152M in its IPO and is now valued at $2B  —  Cybersecurity company Carbon Black went public on Friday, raising $152 million in its IPO and closing its first day of trading up 26%. from Techmeme… Read More Cybersecurity company Carbon Black closes up 26% on its first day of trading after raising $152M in its IPO and is now valued at $2B (Dan Primack/Axios)

Lenovo Mirage Solo review: a great wireless, standalone VR experience with Daydream WorldSense tech and 110° FoV but less content and 2x as pricey as Oculus Go (Sherri L. Smith/Tom’s Guide)

Sherri L. Smith / Tom’s Guide: Lenovo Mirage Solo review: a great wireless, standalone VR experience with Daydream WorldSense tech and 110° FoV but less content and 2x as pricey as Oculus Go  —  For a while now, there have been limitations on what you could do in virtual reality.  You could walk around the… Read More Lenovo Mirage Solo review: a great wireless, standalone VR experience with Daydream WorldSense tech and 110° FoV but less content and 2x as pricey as Oculus Go (Sherri L. Smith/Tom’s Guide)

Sources: Flipkart board approved in-principle to engaging Walmart on ~$15B bid with Alphabet investing too; Amazon bid unlikely to win due to competitive issues (Sankalp Phartiyal/Reuters)

Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters: Sources: Flipkart board approved in-principle to engaging Walmart on ~$15B bid with Alphabet investing too; Amazon bid unlikely to win due to competitive issues  —  MUMBAI/BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart’s board is yet to finalize a deal to sell a controlling stake … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2rmmZZR