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SAN FRANCISCO — The latest curveball in Waymo’s trade secrets lawsuit against rival Uber was the disclosure that employees at the ride-hail giant routinely used such messaging apps as Wickr and Telegram, where communications can be set to self-destruct. It’s one of the main reasons the trial, originally set to start Dec. 4, has been delayed until February.

Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is a San Francisco-based reporter covering litigation, technology, finance, and the future of law. He writes a weekly news briefing covering those topics called "What's Next." Ben can be reached via email at bhancock@alm.com, or on Twitter: @benghancock

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