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June 24, 2018, 8:00 PM

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Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Experts say domestic abusers increasingly use connected home devices like smart locks, security cameras, and lighting to scare or spy on victims  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The people who called into the help hotlines and domestic violence shelters said they felt as if they were going crazy.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Details of Qualcomm SDM1000, likely Snapdragon 1000, leak showing bigger, 20×15mm sized chip for Windows 10 on ARM PCs to compete with Intel Core Y and U CPUs  —  Design goes head to head with Intel's Y and U series Core-branded processors.  —  Details of the SDM1000 …
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
As Amazon-run private label brands grow to roughly 100 with $25B in expected revenue over the next four years, potential antitrust concerns could arise  —  It started with a simple battery.  —  Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private label business by offering a handful of items under a new brand called AmazonBasics.
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Microsoft and Ernst & Young announce blockchain-based content rights and royalties management network, first to be deployed for Microsoft's gaming partners  —  Blockchain might actually prove helpful for a change  —  In an effort to demonstrate there are actual uses for blockchain technology …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple says the recent report of an iPhone brute force passcode hack “was in error, and a result of incorrect testing”  —  Update: Apple has provided me with the following statement, which should close the door on speculation surrounding this purported exploit:
Benedict Evans:
Machine learning may become a ubiquitous and fundamental enabling layer, similar to how relational databases impacted society in the eighties  —  We're now four or five years into the current explosion of machine learning, and pretty much everyone has heard of it.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Instagram's IGTV had a chance to learn from the embarrassments of YouTube and Facebook, like conspiracy videos, but seems to have largely ignored the lessons  —  Its new video venture seems ill-prepared to weed out inappropriate content.  —  Facebook Inc. didn't learn from the last two years of internet scandals.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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