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June 22, 2016, 3:55 PM

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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 …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Senate narrowly fails to pass plan allowing FBI to access browser history, email info, more without warrant; Mitch 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 …
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:
NFC support comes to Windows 10 phones as Microsoft rolls out update to Wallet, is 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.’
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ditching iPhone headphone 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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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.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
SoundCloud rolls out Suggested Tracks to surface new music based on user listening habits  —  SoundCloud has started rolling out a new way for people to discover music and audio files on its service.  Called Suggested Tracks, this feature analyzes your listening activity to surface the tracks and artists you may not have heard before.
More: SoundCloud, Engadget, TechCrunch and CNETTweets: @soundcloud
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 …
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 …
Tweets: @tjmcintyre
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says nearly one third of Azure virtual machines now run Linux, up from one quarter last year  —  Over the past year, Microsoft has seen customers use Linux in a third of its Azure virtual machines, up from 25 percent.  —  Microsoft's self-professed Linux love is helping the company in the cloud.
More: TechCrunch and WinBeta
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 …

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