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June 12, 2018, 12:55 AM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
A look at what happens now that net neutrality rules have been rolled back, including its immediate implications and legal pushback  —  A field guide to Ajit Pai's internet  —  As of June 11th, the legal protections against content discrimination on the internet are gone.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Congress releases Facebook's written responses to follow-up questions from Mark Zuckerberg's April testimony; Facebook says it received 2,000+ questions  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered a lot of questions when he testified before Congress in April.
Stephen Silver / AppleInsider:
Apple explicitly bans cryptocurrency mining in apps distributed through the iOS and Mac App Stores  —  New developer guidelines released during WWDC set new rules for cryptocurrency apps distributed through both the iOS and Mac App Stores.  —  Apple has added new language to its App Store review guidelines related to cryptocurrency.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Snapchat unveils Clear Chats, a feature that lets users delete Snapchat messages even after sending them, whether in individual or group chat  —  Snapchat today announced a new feature called “Clear Chats,” which lets you delete any message you've sent to another person on Snapchat, whether in individual or group chat.
TechCrunch:
Facebook launches a new section called Memories to highlight old content, similar to the On This Day feature but more extensive  —  Facebook today is introducing a dedicated page called “Memories,” where you can reflect on the moments you've shared with family and friends over the years.
Sean Lyngaas / Cyberscoop:
FBI announces arrest of 74 people, who allegedly hijacked bank transfers using email fraud, and recovery of ~$14M; 29 of the suspects were in Nigeria, 42 in US  —  The FBI on Monday announced the arrest of 74 people across three continents for hijacking bank transfers using email fraud.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Coinbase announces plans to add support for Ethereum Classic, a fork of the Ethereum token, in the coming months  —  Coinbase may be one of the most-lauded crypto exchanges, but it supports just four coins right now which is far fewer than most others.  That's about to change a little …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Bozoma Saint John is departing Uber after joining a year ago as chief brand officer to be CMO of entertainment conglomerate Endeavor  —  The high-profile marketing guru will become CMO at the entertainment conglomerate.  —  The high-profile executive Bozoma Saint John has left Uber for Endeavor, sources say and Uber confirms.
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Valve will bring Steam to China with help of Chinese publisher Perfect World; no launch date has been announced  —  Chinese publisher Perfect World is helping Valve to create Steam China, which will bring Steam officially into China, of course.  This is a huge move that will make Steam …
Emil Sjölander / Facebook Code:
Facebook open sources Sonar, an extensible mobile debugging tool for iOS and Android, previously available only for Facebook engineers  —  One challenge that comes from having many engineers working collaboratively on larger apps is that typically no single person knows how every module works.
Doina Chiacu / Reuters:
US Treasury sanctions three Russian individuals and five firms, saying they helped Russia conduct cyberattacks, including NotPetya, against US and its allies  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian individuals and five companies on Monday …
Steven Levy / Wired:
A profile of Palmer Luckey's Anduril Industries, which is pitching its VR-based surveillance tech to DHS as a complement to Trump's border wall with Mexico  —  WE'RE STANDING ON the edge of a cliff on a remote Texas ranch, a long patch of rocky desert stretching out below to the verdant banks …
Heather Somerville / Reuters:
Data storage startup Cohesity raises $250M Series D led by SoftBank's Vision Fund at a valuation of $1B+, bringing total raised to $410M  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund has made its second-ever investment in an enterprise software company …

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