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May 6, 2016, 9:00 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Music's new student membership option discounts the service by 50%  —  Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launched a new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and others.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Music Connect social network to be demoted in iOS 10 overhaul  —  Apple Music Connect, a social interaction feature between artists and listeners that was a cornerstone of the Apple Music launch last summer, will be demoted in an iOS 10 overhaul this fall.
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Internal documents show Palantir losing some top-tier clients and on track to turn over 20% of its staff in 2016  —  Inside Palantir, Silicon Valley's Most Secretive Company … A trove of internal  —  documents and insider interviews has pulled back the curtain on one of Silicon Valley's …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm issues fix for 5 year old Android security flaw that exposes SMS, call history; Android versions prior to 4.3 mostly affected  —  Critical Qualcomm security bug leaves many phones open to attack  —  Fix still isn't available for most users, and many will probably never get it.
Mail.Ru Group:
99.9% of Alex Holden's Database Entries Are Invalid, Mail.Ru Group's Security Analysis Shows  —  Mail.Ru Group's Information security specialists have studied the sample of data received from Alex Holden.  The analysis shows that 99.982% of Mail.Ru account credentials found in the database are invalid.
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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Lawsuit challenging Facebook's facial recognition system moves forward, as judge rules that Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act is applicable  —  Lawsuit challenging Facebook's facial recognition system moves forward  —  A lawsuit alleging that Facebook photo tagging violates user privacy has cleared a crucial early hurdle.
James Pinkstone / Vellum:
Composer claims Apple deleted 122GB of music from his laptop and replaced some songs with more widely available versions after he subscribed to Apple Music  —  Apple Stole My Music.  No, Seriously.  —  “The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.

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