News bites: Facebook strikes deal with OpenTable

The founder of email service Lavabit said he had an 'obligation' to shut it down after he felt it wouldn't allow people to communicate privately anymore, The New York Times reports.

Facebook struck a deal with OpenTable that will let users reserve tables at restaurants straight from its mobile app, Reuters writes. 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday unveiled his plan to transport people between Los Angeles and San Francisco through a tube in half an hour, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

A new partnership between bill-paying service Manilla and AOL presents another threat to the U.S. Post Office, according to The New York Times

Cities like Chicago are turning to hackers to help improve their online services, The Wall Street Journal says.