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June 22, 2016, 11:10 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: this year's iPhones will be thinner with same size displays, lose headphone jack, have improved water resistance; big changes expected for 2017 models  —  Tech giant plans to break with tradition of overhauling its design every two years; headphone plug likely to disappear
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Removing headphone jack from phones is something that no one is asking for and has serious drawbacks including poor compatibility and accessibility, DRM audio  —  Another day, another rumor that Apple is going to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone in favor of sending out audio over Lightning.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 10 phones get NFC support as Microsoft rolls out update to Wallet, available to Windows Insiders now, will be generally available late summer  —  Microsoft is starting its rollout of tap-to-pay to certain U.S.-based Windows Insiders; general availability in the U.S. is ‘later this Summer.’
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
The kernel of iOS 10 preview released last week was not encrypted, puzzling researchers  —  When Apple announced a new version of its mobile operating system in San Francisco last week, executives boasted of features such as a smarter Siri and improved copy and paste.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Burner, the disposable phone number service, launches Ghostbot, a bot that autoresponds to unwanted texts to discourage conversations  —  Dating is a bleak, bleak endeavor.  Between seemingly endless swipes, missed IRL connections, and no one being emotionally available, it's dark out there …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
The new entry-level Kindle is thinner, lighter, still costs $80, has double storage, and comes with Bluetooth audio support  —  The luxurious Kindle Oasis is no longer the new kid on the block.  Amazon just unveiled its new entry-level Kindle device, which is more portable and packs in twice as much storage as the last model.
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Twitter trolls are outing atheists and pro-LGBT women in repressive regimes  —  In Kuwait, the penalty for blasphemy can be a severe as death.  That's why a new campaign to dox young Kuwaiti women with independent minds is so dangerous.  —  A band of Twitter trolls alleging …
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Wall Street Journal:
Document lists deals with media firms and celebrities for Facebook Live, totaling $50M+ on nearly 140 contracts; BuzzFeed is highest paid at $3.05M for one year  —  Nearly 140 contracts with video creators total more than $50 million  —  Facebook Inc. is paying an array of media companies …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
FireEye report finds sharp drop-off in Chinese cyberattacks on US over past two years  —  WASHINGTON — Nine months after President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China agreed to a broad crackdown on cyberespionage aimed at curbing the theft of intellectual property …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft brings Docker Datacenter to Azure Marketplace, shows off SQL Server in a Linux container  —  Microsoft today is announcing new capabilities for running applications in containers — an alternative to more traditional virtual machines — both on its Azure public cloud and in companies' on-premises data centers.

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