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June 7, 2018, 5:55 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A Facebook bug set sharing settings of 14M users to public from May 18-27; Facebook has now restored users' former settings and will notify them starting today  —  Facebook has another privacy screw-up on its hands.  A bug in May accidentally changed the suggested privacy setting …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
After unease from staff, Google lays out seven principles for AI use and says it won't use AI in cases that cause “overall harm” like weapons or surveillance  —  - CEO releases AI principles after Project Maven employee revolt  — Ethics charter forbids surveillance in some situations
CNBC:
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says US has struck a deal with ZTE, including a $1B penalty and a US-chosen compliance team to be embedded at ZTE  —  - Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the U.S. has struck a deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE to end crippling American sanctions.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US lawmakers are scrutinizing Google's Android partnership with Huawei and plan to publicly criticize Google for it  —  Silicon Valley giant drawn into Washington's escalating digital cold war with Beijing  —  Members of Congress have begun scrutinizing Google's relationship …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Amazon announces Fire TV Cube, an Alexa-powered set-top box, available to preorder today and shipping June 21 for $119.99  —  It's been almost four years since Amazon first introduced the Echo smart speaker and its virtual assistant Alexa.  It's also been just over four years since …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
TCL announces BlackBerry Key2 with 4.5-inch display, keyboard with customizable shortcut key, Snapdragon 660, and two 12MP rear cameras for $649  —  Chinese electronics company TCL today announced the BlackBerry Key2, priced at $649 USD, $829 CAD, €649, and £579.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Amazon buys rights to exclusively livestream 20 Premier League football matches per season for three seasons starting from 2019  —  US online retailer will exclusively livestream 20 matches per season from 2019  —  Amazon has broken Sky and BT's stranglehold on Premier League football …
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Instagram now lets Android and iOS users with public accounts instantly repost stories that they're mentioned in to their own story  —  Instagram has announced a slight change to Stories.  Now, when someone mentions you in their story, you'll have the option to instantly repost it, adding the photo or video to your own story.
Brian Crecente / Variety:
Interview with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot on his belief that the next generation of consoles will be the last as game streaming renders them obsolete  —  Some believe that the dedicated game console is an increasing hindrance to the growth of the gaming population and the works created for them.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Ticketing platform SeatGeek partners with Snapchat to sell tickets via Stories, making it the first ticket buying experience built into the Snapchat app  —  You can now buy game and concert tickets from teams and musicians within Snapchat, thanks to an integration with SeatGeek .
More: Engadget
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Microsoft begins next phase of Project Natick by submerging a data center off Scotland's coast, where it is designed to work without maintenance for five years  —  Microsoft kicked off the second phase of its experimental underwater data center project Wednesday, submerging …

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