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June 23, 2018, 11:10 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.
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 …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple says the recent report of an iPhone brute force passcode hack “was in error, and a result of incorrect testing”  —  Update: Apple has provided me with the following statement, which should close the door on speculation surrounding this purported exploit:
More: ZDNet and Engadget
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 …
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Instagram's IGTV had a chance to learn from the embarrassments of YouTube and Facebook, like conspiracy videos, but seems to have largely ignored the lessons  —  Its new video venture seems ill-prepared to weed out inappropriate content.  —  Facebook Inc. didn't learn from the last two years of internet scandals.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited, a $2.99/month subscription service of curated content for kids, launches on iOS  —  Five and half years after it launched, one of the more popular apps for kids' reading and entertainment has finally arrived on the iOS.  Amazon FreeTime Unlimited …
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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