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June 30, 2018, 3:15 PM

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Alfred Ng / CNET:
Match says Tinder swipes and images sent between its app and servers are now encrypted and swipe data is now the same size, fixing flaws disclosed in January  —  Your digital dating life is a lot less vulnerable to hackers as a result of security updates from Tinder.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA says it is deleting all phone records acquired since 2015 under FISA because of a technical glitch that resulted in some unauthorized data collection  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has purged hundreds of millions of records logging phone calls and texts that it had gathered …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft is working on a pocketable Surface device, codenamed Andromeda, with a wraparound display that bridges the gap of the hinge when fully opened  —  A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC  —  Microsoft has been working on a new mysterious Surface device for at least two years.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Eddy Cue and Apple Maps team members describe how they are rebuilding the product from the ground up to eventually own the entire map stack, like Google does  —  The company is rolling out more detailed maps built from its own data for the first time  —  I'm not sure if you're aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Experts say that due to the vagueness of GDPR, many publishers may be breaking the law by trying to get around the requirement to obtain explicit user consent  —  The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation a month ago led to a flurry of activity, clogging email inboxes and flooding people with tracking consent notices.
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Daniel Duane / Wired:
How huge contributions from tech titans, a STEM curriculum, and gadgets everywhere failed to overhaul systemic problems in a San Francisco public middle school  —  Huge contributions from tech titans, a STEM-packed curriculum, gadgets everywhere: Willie Brown Middle School was supposed to set the bar.
Suzanne LaBarre / Co.Design:
Blue light, prevalent in modern UIs, is aesthetically pleasing, but poses health risks; designers should switch to deep red/orange as the military did long ago  —  The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems.
Lori Grunin / CNET:
Comcast says national outages on Friday were partially due to fiber cable cuts at internet backbone service providers CenturyLink and Zayo  —  If you couldn't reach your favorite web sites today at about 12:30 p.m. ET, it wasn't just you.  —  We first noticed it as Comcast customers took …
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Chinese social commerce startup Pinduoduo files for $1B US IPO; Pinduoduo's revenues tripled to $278M in 2017 while losses grew 55% to $79.5M  —  - Pinduoduo was valued at $15 billion in previous funding round  — Tencent-backed Pinduoduo made $79.5 million loss in 2017
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Data analytics firm Domo closes up 30% on its first day of trading, raising $193M in its IPO at a $524M post-money valuation; Domo was valued at $2.1B in 2017  —  The parade of successful software companies making their way to Wall Street was interrupted on Friday by the arrival of a less familiar beast …
Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget:
The UK's NHS says it will anonymize data given to Google's DeepMind that is used to analyze blood test results and detect risk of serious medical problems  —  If you were miffed about Britain's National Health Service (NHS) giving your sensitive data away to Google's DeepMind, how you respond to today's news is probably a crapshoot.

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