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June 5, 2018, 11:15 PM

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Lauren Goode / Wired:
Interview with Apple's SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi on porting iOS apps to Mac, how the hardware will remain distinct, and more  —  NEAR THE END of yesterday's WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, acknowledged that people …
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Israel-based DNA testing service MyHeritage discloses security breach, says account info for 92M+ users exposed, including email addresses and hashed passwords  —  On Monday MyHeritage announced a security researcher had uncovered tens of millions of account details for recent customers, including email addresses and hashed passwords.
Wall Street Journal:
Behind the long-running dispute between Facebook and WhatsApp's founders about monetizing WhatsApp with ads, which led them to leave with $1.3B on the table  —  After a long dispute over how to produce more revenue with ads and data, the messaging app's creators are walking away leaving about $1.3 billion on the table
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests Lip Sync Live feature to compete with musical.ly and says users can now upload videos with copyrighted music  —  Facebook users will no longer have their uploaded videos with copyrighted background music taken down thanks to a slew of deals with all the major record labels plus many indies.
New York Times:
Facebook has had data-sharing partnerships with Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo, and TCL since at least 2010 and will wind down the Huawei deal by the end of the week  —  Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant …
Karen Freifeld / Reuters:
Sources: ZTE signs preliminary agreement to lift US ban on buying from US suppliers; ZTE to pay $1B fine and have $400M held in escrow for future violations  —  (Reuters) - ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) has signed an agreement in principle that would lift a U.S. Commerce Department ban on buying from U.S. suppliers …
Pranav Dar / Analytics Vidhya:
UC Berkeley open sources the world's largest autonomous driving dataset containing 100K video sequences across various US locations  —  - UC Berkeley has open sourced the world's largest and most diverse self-driving dataset  — It contains 100,000 video sequences, each approximately 40 seconds long and in 720p quality
More: ZDNet
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Europe's top court rules that administrators of fan pages on Facebook are jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of users' data  —  An interesting ruling by Europe's top court could have some major implications for data mining tech giants like Facebook and Google …
More: CURIA
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Spotify registers with the FCC, a prerequisite to making hardware with wireless capabilities  —  Spotify really does want to make its own hardware: The company registered with the FCC Tuesday, a key prerequisite to getting devices approved for use in the U.S. Previous reports pointed to plans …
More: Engadget and CNET

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