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June 15, 2016, 10:05 PM

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Gawker:
200+ page dossier on Donald Trump allegedly authored by Democratic strategist Warren Flood leaks a day after Washington Post reported the DNC had been hacked  —  A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
“Deleting” pre-loaded iOS apps removes them from the homescreen and deletes associated user data but the application binary remains on the device  —  One of the most talked about features in Apple's upcoming iOS 10 is the ability to delete many of the apps that come pre-loaded on your iPhone or iPad.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
GAO report raises privacy and accuracy concerns with FBI's facial recognition program, which now has over 173M driver's license photos and 411M photos total  —  The watchdog said it had “concerns regarding both the effectiveness of the technology” and the “protection of privacy and individual civil liberties.”
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Microsoft's Project Bletchley is an Azure-powered enterprise blockchain architecture with blockchain middleware and “cryptlets”, which can add info to contracts  —  Microsoft today unveiled a new project designed to make it easier for businesses across a wide range of industries …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Fleksy announces its team is joining Pinterest, its keyboard app will remain in App Store, and it plans to open source some of its technology for the blind  —  Pinterest announced today that it has acquired the team behind the smart keyboard app Fleksy.  The visual search engine company is not picking up the technology.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Didi Chuxing raises $7B round, including the $1B announced by Apple, valuing it at over $25B  —  Ride-sharing company will have more than $10 billion in cash on hand to fend off U.S. competitor  —  HONG KONG—China's homegrown competitor to Uber Technologies Inc. has raised $7 billion …
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Q&A with Apple's Iovine, Reznor, Cue, and Kondrk on Apple Music, Beats 1, and YouTube's “disingenuous” business model, and more  —  Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice president of internet software and services, helps introduce the new iOS software at an Apple event …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
AT&T brings WiFi calling to Android phones, starting with LG's G4, seven months after introducing it to iOS devices  —  AT&T is bringing Wi-Fi calling to Android devices, starting first with LG's G4.  The company introduced the feature for iOS devices last October …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Meerkat stealth launched its new group video chat app, Houseparty, in February  —  The company took a stealth approach this time to promoting its app.  —  Meerkat is back to try this video startup thing a second time.  —  Meerkat, the former SXSW darling that abandoned …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple to disable plug-ins like Flash, Java, Silverlight, and Quicktime by default in Safari 10, to focus on HTML5 content  —  In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus …

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