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In Mike Isaac's absence, Farhad Manjoo joins his boss, Pui-Wing Tam, for a discussion of the week's technology news. By perusing personal accounts of people with even the thinnest thread of a connection to power, hackers can find their way to high-level government officials. Questions swirl about whether Verizon's $4.8 billion deal for Yahoo's core business will be renegotiated, or happen at all. The telescope, which officially began operating on Sunday in a majestic but poor part of Guizhou Province, embodies China's ambitions as a scientific power. Apple and digital giants have developed potentially lifesaving technology to block texting while driving, but it's still not being deployed. Tesla is using a cellular network to send a software update to the Autopilot system on about 70,000 of its cars, aiming to improve safety. The social network site has been considering a possible restructuring as it wrestles with a slowdown in its growth. The social media network was leaving out videos viewed for less than three seconds, which greatly inflated the figures presented to advertisers and publishers. Some websites may seem less important to protect than others, but even the most mundane accounts may reveal information about you. Hackers stole the account information of at least 500 million Yahoo users in 2014 in the biggest known intrusion into one company's computer network.