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June 23, 2018, 8:35 PM

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple acknowledges unresponsive or “sticky” key problem for some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards and launches free repair program  —  Apple today launched a new MacBook & MacBook Pro service program that it says covers a small percentage of users that might experience sticky, repeated characters or unresponsive keys.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher finds method to bypass iOS passcode entry limit without losing data on devices with firmware as recent as iOS 11.3; requires connection to a computer  —  The attack allows any would-be-hacker to run as many passcodes as they want, without destroying the data.
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
As Amazon-run private label brands grow to roughly 100 with $25B in expected revenue over the next four years, potential antitrust concerns could arise  —  It started with a simple battery.  —  Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private label business by offering a handful of items under a new brand called AmazonBasics.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it is working on “time well spent” features; Android app shows features like time spent in the app, reminders for self-imposed limits, and more  —  Are you ready for some scary numbers?  After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community …
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Some millennials say screenshots of tweets tend to go more viral as Instagram memes because of its image-first identity, easy image discovery, and sharing tools  —  Content from Twitter or Tumblr finds new, remixed life on Instagram  —  As social media platforms grow more popular …
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 …

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