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June 19, 2018, 11:40 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.
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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon is rolling out Alexa for Hospitality, a version of Alexa for hotels that can help order room service, request housekeeping, and more, by invite  —  Order room service, request housekeeping, or play some tunes  —  Amazon is today introducing Alexa for Hospitality …
New York Times:
A look at Tim Cook's relationship with the Trump administration and Chinese government; source says Trump admin 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 …
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / Wired:
Inside the crypto world's biggest scandal: how the Tezos story unfolded into a tragedy after raising $232M in the largest ICO at the time  —  Arthur and Kathleen Breitman thought they held the secret to building a new decentralized utopia.  On the way, they plunged into a new kind of hell.
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
An overview of the EU's proposed new copyright law that will require internet platforms to automatically filter uploaded content, ahead of Wednesday's vote  —  A proposed new European copyright law could make memes illegal and threaten the future of the internet as we know it.  Time to panic?
The Keyword:
Google rolls out web interface for Android Messages to enable texting from desktop and says GIF search, Smart Reply, and more features are 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 …
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 Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Ex-CIA employee Joshua Schulte, who allegedly leaked Vault 7 hacking tools to WikiLeaks, charged with violations of the Espionage Act and related crimes  —  Federal prosecutors charged a former CIA employee Monday with violations of the Espionage Act and related crimes in connection with the leak …
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 …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Tech giants and automakers form Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) group to explore the impact of self-driving cars on human jobs  —  A crisis in labor is brewing, and the big AV companies are on it  —  Driverless vehicles could eliminate millions of jobs in the future …
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 …
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.
Lauren Goode / Wired:
How a team of 150 at Square made the $999 Square Register, a two-screen Android device with its own secure enclave chip, aiming to be SMBs' preferred PoS device  —  IF YOU KNOW the company Square, it's probably because you've paid in a store using a Square “stand,” a dock that supports a tablet …

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