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June 2, 2017, 4:30 PM

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Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others decry Trump's decision to withdraw US from Paris climate accord as Musk exits Trump advisory councils  —  ANALYSIS:  —  President Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a move that will weaken efforts …
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Google says it will preinstall an ad filter in Chrome starting early 2018 aimed at ads deemed “annoying” by the Coalition for Better Ads  —  Google's Chrome browser will soon come with preinstalled technology that will block the most annoying ads currently marring the web experience, the company confirmed on Thursday.
Rob LeFebvre / Engadget:
Report: code inside Facebook app refers to Talk, an unreleased messaging app for teens that may provide parental controls for filtering contacts  —  As Snapchat continues to rule among the teen set, Facebook continues to take a more active role in encouraging younger folks to use its own communication apps.
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Walmart is testing program paying employees to deliver online orders on their way home  —  Retailer lets workers deliver packages during commutes home  —  Test of new program began at stores in New Jersey and Arkansas  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a program that sends store employees …
Alexandre Aragão / BuzzFeed:
The real-world consequences of misinformation and false rumors on WhatsApp in Brazil, where the app has 100M users  —  The story spreading on Brazilian WhatsApp went like this: a couple — a young woman and an older man — were kidnapping children to sell them as part of an international scheme.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Password manager OneLogin compromised, says hackers have ability to decrypt encrypted data and all users served by US data center are affected  —  UPDATED: The company said that hackers have “the ability to decrypt encrypted data.”  —  Password manager and single sign-on provider OneLogin has been hacked.
Samit Sarkar / Polygon:
Valve sets Steam Direct self-publishing fee at $100 per game; fee is recoupable, with Valve keeping the money if game's revenues do not exceed $100  —  The price is right  —  Steam Direct, Valve's upcoming replacement for Steam Greenlight, will require a fee of just $100 for developers …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Nintendo's Switch subscription service for online play to launch in 2018, will cost $19.99 per year or $3.99 per month  —  Nintendo has shed more light on the paid online subscription service it's planning to offer for its Switch console, confirming US pricing, and stating that it will launch in full at some point in 2018.
Paul Miller / The Verge:
Qualcomm says Quick Charge 4+ standard will charge phones up to 15% faster, 30% more efficiently, and that new safety features will monitor against overheating  —  But it means more work for device manufacturers  —  Qualcomm loves its charging standards, which have become just as much a selling point …
Priya Anand / BuzzFeed:
Waymo says company is exploring self-driving trucking, confirms early testing with one truck  —  A self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan that Waymo unveiled on January 8, 2017.  —  Alphabet's autonomous car company Waymo is exploring self-driving trucking, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Snap's Spectacles are now available in Europe, online at Spectacles.com or through vending machines in select cities for £129.99 / €149.99  —  Snap's Spectacles are going on a summer tour across Europe.  Starting today, anyone in Europe can buy a pair of sunglasses on Snap's website or in a vending machine.

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