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June 14, 2018, 11:25 AM

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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.
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.
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 …

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