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July 1, 2018, 6:09 AM

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
DARPA to invest $100M over the next four years to create the equivalent of a silicon compiler aimed at significantly lowering the barriers to design chips  —  Two programs aim to craft ‘silicon compiler’  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — The U.S. will pour $100 million into two research programs …
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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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Scott Porch / Fast Company:
A look at the efforts of podcast platforms like Stitcher and Castbox to supplement their free ad supported offerings with premium content  —  Your favorite free podcast probably won't charge you anytime soon.  But CastBox's premium-content platform is among the new ways podcasters are getting paid.

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