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June 20, 2017, 12:00 PM

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William Turton / The Outline:
Leaked recording reveals how Apple's Global Security team uses investigators, rigorous screening, and embeds security members in product teams to prevent leaks  —  SECRECY AT APPLE  —  Former NSA agents, secrecy members on product teams, and a screening apparatus bigger than the TSA.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts AI-powered job search results in the US that tap into listings from LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, Facebook, company websites, others  —  Looking for a new job is getting easier.  Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search …
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.
David Schneider / IEEE Spectrum:
TOP500 fastest supercomputers: China's Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe 2 take top two spots as Switzerland's GPU-based Piz Daint replaces US' Titan in third place  —  In June, we can look forward to two things: the Belmont Stakes and the first of the twice-yearly TOP500 rankings of supercomputers.
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Instagram says Stories has 250M DAUs as of June, whereas Snapchat only had 166M DAUs as of its earnings report in May  —  - Its main competitor Snap just has 166 million daily active users, as of its last earnings report in May  —  Instagram Stories is now at 250 million daily active users …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify tests letting labels pay to put singles on free tier users' playlists; while an opt-out option is available, the scheme is reminiscent of radio payola  —  A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it's about.
Emin Gün Sirer / Hacking Distributed:
Bancor, which raised ~$150M in its ICO, has poor code quality, issues with its fundamental value proposition, and can be gamed by miners  —  Bancor just did their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) last week and raised a record $144M within a few hours.  They now hold the record for the biggest crowd-funding, ever, in the history of mankind.

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