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June 20, 2017, 12:50 AM

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Gizmodo:
GOP data firm Deep Root Analytics accidentally exposed personal info of 198M+ US voters, including addresses, birthdates, and issue-by-issue sentiment analysis  —  Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Trump meets with tech execs, says US gov't must “catch up” with private sector; Cook calls for coding in schools; Bezos favors more adoption of commercial tech  —  The leaders of Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, who met with Trump on Monday, have a few asks of their own.
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
FTC plus DC and California AGs attempt to block DraftKings-FanDuel merger, saying combined firm would control 90%+ of paid daily fantasy sports contests market  —  The Federal Trade Commission just announced it will authorize legal action to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel …
New York Times:
How Mexican activists, journalists, lawyers have been targeted with NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, likely by their own gov't, which spent ~$80M on the tools  —  MEXICO CITY — Mexico's most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted …
Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner signs 2-year $100M deal with Snap; Turner, Warner Bros. studio will create up to 10 original shows a year for Snap, which will keep 50% ad revenue  —  In a wide-ranging deal with Snap Inc., Time Warner Inc.'s Turner cable channels and the Warner Bros. studio will create …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Preview of macOS High Sierra's tech, including Apple File System, HEVC video encoding, HEIF image format, and Metal 2  —  A peek at what APFS, Metal 2, and HEVC/HEIF support mean for you and your Mac.  —  Even by the standards of recent macOS releases, this year's High Sierra is shaping …
Anne Dujmovic / CNET:
IDC: VR and AR headset shipments to reach 100M units by 2021, up 10X the 10M shipped in 2016  —  Virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to become more mainstream in the next five years, says a new forecast by IDC.  —  As more people warm up to virtual reality and augmented reality …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Dropbox unveils plan for its global network with custom infrastructure, following last year's announcement it would leave AWS  —  When Dropbox announced it was leaving AWS last year and bringing the bulk of the operation in-house, you had to figure it was working on a significant network expansion …

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