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June 14, 2018, 1:45 PM

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Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Apple says an upcoming software update will disable Lightning port data transfer after an hour of inactivity, closing a loophole that lets police crack iPhones  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open.
Bob Pisani / CNBC:
SEC's William Hinman, head of Division of Corporate Finance who oversees cryptocurrencies, says Bitcoin and Ether are not securities but many ICOs are  —  The SEC's point man on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) says that bitcoin and ether are not securities but that many …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat launches Snap Kit developer platform, letting other apps use Snap's login, Bitmoji avatars, public Stories, and Snap Map content  —  Developers join the Stories war  —  Today Snapchat finally gets a true developer platform, confirming TechCrunch's scoop from last month about Snap Kit.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google says its Tasks app will become part of the core G Suite service on June 28  —  Google has revealed that its Tasks app will graduate to become a G Suite core service on June 28.  —  Google Tasks, if you recall, has existed in something of an odd place for years …
Reuters:
Sources: Microsoft is working on tech that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from retail stores and has had talks with Walmart about a collaboration  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores …
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.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google is testing Google Sans, a size-optimized version of its product logo font Product Sans, in mobile search results  —  Google's Material Theme is slowly creeping its way into every corner of the company's products, and that continues in part today with Google testing its “Google Sans” font in Search on mobile.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Colorado-based toy robotics startup Sphero raises $12M, with plans to raise $20M total, as it shifts focus to education after dozens of layoffs in January  —  This year has been a rough one for Sphero.  The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs …

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