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June 19, 2018, 3:01 AM

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Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
In email to staff, Musk alleges an employee sabotaged Tesla, including changing OS code under false usernames and sending sensitive data to unknown 3rd parties  —  - Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all employees on Sunday night alleging there was a saboteur within the company's ranks.
The Keyword:
Google rolls out web interface for Android Messages to enable texting from desktop and says GIF search, Smart Reply, and more features coming by next week  —  Over the past few years, we've been working on improving the messaging experience on Android—from working with carriers to upgrade …
New York Times:
A look at Tim Cook's relationship with the Trump administration and Chinese government; source: Trump administration told Cook it won't place tariffs on iPhones  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world's most valuable public company …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Privacy leak found in Google Home and Chromecast that would let a malicious site find a user's precise location from Wi-Fi info; Google to fix leak within weeks  —  Google in the coming weeks is expected to fix a location privacy leak in two of its most popular consumer products.
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed:
After Microsoft pulled reference on its site touting work with ICE, it reemerged after inquiry; Microsoft says it's “dismayed” by ICE's child separation policy  —  “An employee briefly deleted the blog after seeing commentary in social media.  This was a mistake and as soon …
Swati Khandelwal / The Hacker News:
Experts say macOS' Quick Look feature has for years created and insecurely cached preview thumbnails and more for files in encrypted containers and USB drives  —  Security researchers are warning of almost a decade old issue with one of the Apple's macOS feature which was designed …
Matt McFarland / CNNMoney:
In letters to Jeff Bezos, nearly 20 Amazon shareholder groups, ACLU, and others call for halt of selling Rekognition facial recognition tech to law enforcement  —  Facial recognition could revolutionize public transportation  —  Nearly 20 groups of Amazon shareholders are pressuring …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
In a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration, Senate votes 85-10 on an annual defense policy bill that included a measure to reinstate penalties on ZTE  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Monday to reinstate tough penalties on ZTE, a Chinese telecom company accused of violating American sanctions …
Killian Bell / Android Police:
Google Maps on Android removes ability to hail an Uber from within the app, after adding the integration in January 2017  —  Google has removed the ability to book an Uber ride from inside Google Maps.  You can still look up the route in Maps and then “request the ride from the Uber app,” …
Jennifer Bisset / CNET:
Apple ordered to pay AU$9M fine by Australian court for telling customers they weren't entitled to a refund after the Error 53 bug that bricked some iOS devices  —  The time has come for Apple to pay for the infamous Error 53 that bricked iPhones and iPads taken to a third party for repairs.
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
WHO to add gaming addiction as a medical condition to the International Classification of Diseases, its highly regarded compendium of medical conditions  —  Video games work hard to hook players.  Designers use predictive algorithms and principles of behavioral economics to keep fans engaged.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft acquires Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by 20M+ students and teachers in 180 countries, and makes it free for schools to use  —  A YouTube reaction video platform for students is now free to use for schools  —  Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used …
The Information:
Filing suggests Travis VanderZanden, founder of scooter rental startup Bird that has raised $450M to date, has sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock  —  The founder of Bird, a year-old scooter rental service that has attracted $450 million from investors, including Sequoia Capital …
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
US Supreme Court to hear Apple's appeal of lower court ruling that company can be sued for monopolizing iOS app market, allegedly leading to inflated prices  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) bid to escape a lawsuit accusing …

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