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June 14, 2018, 7:15 AM

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Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Apple says an upcoming software update will disable an iPhone's Lightning port if phone isn't used for an hour, closing loophole letting police crack devices  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open.
Keith Coleman / Twitter:
Twitter says it's redesigning Moments by introducing vertical scrolling and adding multiple timelines for some US Moments  —  People come to Twitter to see and discuss what matters to them — from breaking news to the day's events and memes.  This is because whatever is happening in the world …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook plans to separate archives for political ads and for ads promoting news publishers' political content; publisher archive will be ready in a few weeks  —  Speaking at Axios' Media Trends event Monday night, Facebook's head of global news partnerships Campbell Brown formally announced …
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Inside the Open Markets Institute Conference attended by politicians and media execs who discussed the role of Facebook and Google in the media industry  —  You can't bust a trust if the trust busts you first.  —  Reporting From Washington, D.C.  —  The rising antitrust movement gathered Tuesday …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Roundup of what to expect from upcoming Microsoft hardware: heavily redesigned Surface Pro 6 in mid-2019, updated budget Surface later this year, and more  —  A bunch of new Microsoft hardware codenames and information are circulating.  Here's what could be in the works and when new devices may arrive.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook will require businesses using its Custom Audiences ad tool to declare whether contact information was gained with user consent starting July 2  —  Facebook is hoping to avoid another privacy scandal by adding new accountability and transparency requirements for businesses that use …
Yoko Kubota / Wall Street Journal:
Records and sources say China will begin using electronic identification system to track cars nationwide on July 1; compliance will be compulsory from Jan. 2019  —  National plan to electronically scan autos adds to the ways Beijing can monitor its citizens, also including video cameras and facial recognition technology
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
An overview of the new Siri Shortcuts feature in iOS 12, and the Shortcuts app, which will be available as a separate app on the App Store this fall  —  In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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