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Media pushes to keep Uber-Waymo trade secrets trial public

The Waymo logo is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (Paul Sancya / AP)

BuzzFeed News, the New York Times, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Hearst, Vox, Gizmodo and other outlets are opposing a request from Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car company, to keep key portions of the Uber-Waymo trade secrets trial confidential. The two companies are scheduled for a jury trial this month.

Why it matters: In addition to juicy accusations, futuristic technology and eccentric personalities, the case offers a view into the inner workings of two of the most important and consequential technology companies, as well as their plans for the future of transportation.

Go deeper: Here's a look at what exactly Waymo wants to keep secret.