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June 22, 2016, 7:55 PM

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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Senate narrowly rejects a bill that would have allowed FBI to access browser history and email info without warrant; McConnell submits motion to reconsider vote  —  Lawmakers couldn't get the required majority to advance the bill.  —  An amendment designed to allow the government warrantless access …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
macOS Sierra in detail: changes to Messages, Safari and other native apps; Continuity, Siri, iCloud Drive, Apple Watch unlocking, Gatekeeper, more  —  Siri ushers in a range of updates that refine but don't transform the Mac.  —  When Apple runs through its operating system announcements at WWDC …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Dropbox adds better Office integration and file scanning to its iOS app; business users can search text of scanned documents  —  Cloud syncing and sharing software company Dropbox today is announcing a slew of new features for individuals and teams.  —  Probably the most significant addition …
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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft readies July preview of Azure Information Protection rights-management service, which classifies, labels, and protects data across storage types  —  Microsoft will launch a public preview in July of its Azure Information Protection service, which builds on technology from its November 2015 Secure Islands acquisition.
Wall Street Journal:
Tech companies worry that Britain leaving the EU could negatively affect European tech policy, data handling, and hiring  —  Differing national attitudes to regulation color firms' views on doing business after a possible fracture  —  Microsoft Corp. was for a decade pursued …
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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ditching iPhone headphone jack leaves room for a larger battery, isn't about thinness or DRM; Apple has proven itself at timing the removal of legacy ports  —  Nilay Patel, “Taking the Headphone Jack Off Phones Is User-Hostile and Stupid”: … And let's compare them to arguments against removing floppy drives from the iMac in 1998.

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