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June 22, 2018, 12:20 PM

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Bloomberg:
US Supreme Court rules that law enforcement officials need a warrant to get mobile-phone tower records that show someone's location over an extended period  —  Law enforcement officials need a warrant to get mobile-phone tower records that show someone's location over an extended period …
Neal Mohan / YouTube Blog:
YouTube announces $4.99/mo Channel Memberships for eligible channels with 100K+ subscribers, Teespring merchandising, and Premieres to debut pre-recorded videos  —  I just stepped off the stage at VidCon, a conference created from scratch by Hank and John Green in 2010 that brings together fans …
Reuters:
Police says Uber's safety driver in a self-driving vehicle was streaming a Hulu show before the car hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in March  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the “safety” driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber …
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Martin Tripp denies Tesla's hacking allegations, says he reported production problems to the press after Tesla repeatedly ignored them, did not threaten anyone  —  The electric carmaker is suing a former technician for alleged hacking, but he says he's being scapegoated for leaking concerns
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Inside the alleged heist of chip designs from US-based Micron by Taiwanese company UMC, which was hired by a Chinese company to help with memory chip factory  —  JINJIANG, China — With a dragnet closing in, engineers at a Taiwanese chip maker holding American secrets did their best to conceal a daring case of corporate espionage.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
After the acquisition, Twitter immediately shut down access to Smyte's API deserting its existing customers, who were using its anti-abuse and anti-fraud tools  —  Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related …
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Source: on-demand services provider Meituan Dianping files for an IPO in Hong Kong, reports ~$2.9B in losses on ~$5.2B revenue in 2017  —  Internet giant Meituan Dianping has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong, becoming the latest Chinese technology juggernaut to throw …
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