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June 23, 2017, 7:45 PM

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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google to stop scanning Gmail email content to target ads, will use other user info it has for ad targeting  —  The move is designed to ease concerns of enterprise customers  —  Diane Greene pushes ad change to chase Microsoft in enterprise  —  Google is stopping one of the most controversial …
Dan Primack / Axios:
After reports of sexual harassment, Justin Caldbeck takes indefinite leave of absence from Binary Capital, apologizes for behavior, says he'll seek counseling  —  Venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence from Binary Capital, the Silicon Valley firm he co-founded …
Dan Primack / Axios:
A number of female founders allege unwanted sexual advances and harassment by Binary Capital's Justin Caldbeck  —  “What do you know about a VC named Justin Caldbeck?”  —  That was the question a (now former) colleague asked last year, at the end of an unrelated conversation.
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Source: Samsung Galaxy Note8 to come with 6.3" display, dual 12MP cameras, and 6GB of RAM, launches in second half of September, will retail for €999  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Samsung is making preparations to launch its most expensive cellphone yet, telling partners that its Galaxy Note8 will retail for €999.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram is testing “favorites”, editable lists allowing users to share posts with a limited group of friends  —  Reinventing the friends list  —  Instagram has begun testing a way to share posts with a more limited group of friends.  Called favorites, the feature attempts …
Chris Williams / The Register:
32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online  —  Finding exploitable bugs suddenly easier  —  Exclusive A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.  —  The data - some 32TB of installation images …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google starts removing “confidential, personal medical records of private people” from search results  —  Google quietly added a new category of information Thursday  —  Health joins financial data, revenge porn as banned subjects  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google has quietly decided …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Facebook removed 30+ pages run from Macedonia over past two months citing TOS violations; publishers had assumed they were safe after paying for ads  —  Two false posts from Facebook pages that the social network removed due to terms-of-service violations.  —  BuzzFeed News
Eyal Hertzog / The Bancor Protocol:
Bancor says a post questioning its purpose and code fundamentally misunderstands the network, and that all Bancor code is open, audited, and rigorously tested  —  Below you'll find a line by line response from the Bancor team to the “Bancor is Flawed” article by Professor Emin Gün Sirer.

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