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June 16, 2016, 9:35 AM

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Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Electronics to acquire US cloud services firm Joyent; Joyent to retain name and top management, will be integrated into Samsung's mobile division  —  Acquisition of Joyent shows device maker is pushing to beef up software and services  —  SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday …
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 …
Alex Johnson / NBC News:
“Spam King” Sanford Wallace is sentenced to 30 months in prison and a $100K+ fine for bombarding over 550K Facebook users  —  Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed “spam king” who has bedeviled Web users since the dawn of the public Internet two decades ago, has been sentenced …
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 …
Anjie Zheng / Wall Street Journal:
Asia-Pacific countries aim for new cybersecurity regulations for reporting breaches and securing data, as losses incurred from attacks grow  —  Lower reporting requirements mean some companies have underestimated cyberthreats  —  Cyberattacks cost Asia-Pacific businesses …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Uber agrees to settle driver lawsuit alleging company terminated drivers after obtaining background reports without authorization, for $7.5M  —  Uber has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by drivers over background checks conducted by the ride-hailing company, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
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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.

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