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June 23, 2016, 11:10 AM

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Mark Bergen / Recode:
Google Fiber to acquire Webpass, an ISP that focuses on apartment complexes and businesses, serves San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Chicago, and San Diego  —  Deal gives the Alphabet unit a foothold in apartments and businesses.  —  To take on the big internet service providers, Google Fiber is scooping up a small one.
Dave Mark / The Loop:
Apple says the unencrypted kernel cache in iOS 10 was deliberate, doesn't contain user info, optimizes performance without compromising security  —  Earlier today, we posted a link to an MIT Technology Review article, which stated, in part:  —  Some security experts who inspected that new version of iOS got a big surprise.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FTC fines InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile ad firm, $950K for collecting location data of users without consent  —  InMobi ad network, which reaches more than 1 billion devices, settles FTC charges.  —  A mobile advertising company that tracked the locations of hundreds of millions …
Ivan Levingston / CNBC:
Twilio stock opens at $23.99, 60% above its $15 IPO price  —  Twilio began trading Thursday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TWLO, entering the market on a day filled with uncertainty as the world awaits the outcome of the UK's referendum on its EU membership.
Corrie Driebusch / Wall Street Journal:
Twilio prices IPO at $15 a share, above previously set range of $12 to $14, raising $150M, begins trading on NYSE under ticker TWLO  —  Technology company IPO priced above previous range  —  Twilio Inc. raised more than it expected in its initial public offering, an optimistic sign …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
C-SPAN broadcasts Periscope and Facebook streams after its feed gets cut during US House protest over gun legislation  —  That was definitely not your father's C-SPAN.  —  Wednesday's dramatic protest on the House floor over gun control was a powerful reminder of how dramatically …
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 …
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of Uber data finds drivers make $13.17/hr in Denver, $10.75 in Houston, and $8.77 in Detroit, after expenses  —  Uber says that its drivers are as much its customers as its passengers are, and that its ride-hail platform is a path to personal freedom and financial independence.
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 …
Michael Corkery / New York Times:
Major US banks increasingly using fingerprints and eye/voice scans for passwords to avoid data breaches  —  The banking password may be about to expire — forever.  —  Some of the nation's largest banks, acknowledging that traditional passwords are either too cumbersome or no longer secure …

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