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July 12, 2018, 3:50 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple updates 13- and 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros with latest Intel CPUs, more RAM, True Tone displays, more storage, and quieter keyboards  —  Slightly more than just spec bumps  —  Apple is updating its top-tier MacBook Pros today with newer processors, more configuration options …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Apple worked with digital cinema and camera company Blackmagic on a new Radeon Pro 580-powered external GPU with 8GB video memory, available now for $699  —  To go alongside the newly updated MacBook Pros, Apple is selling a product for users who need more graphic processing power.
Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
Apple stops selling 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro model on Apple.com  —  Following the release of the 2018 MacBook Pro refresh, Apple has quietly, finally, stopped selling the 2015 MacBook Pro as new on Apple.com after a three-year run.  —  The refresh of Apple's MacBook Pro page early on Thursdayeradicated the listing for the 2015 model.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts free version of Microsoft Teams with team storage capped at 10GB, and Microsoft 365 launches live events with facial recognition and more  —  Microsoft 365 can now host live events, and the new service comes equipped with AI-powered features such as facial recognition …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
During an event Facebook billed as “a presentation about our work to prevent the spread of false news”, News Feed head defends keeping InfoWars on the platform  —  Facebook says it knows the truth is messy; what it doesn't know is how to clean up all the fake news it is helping to spread.
Gordon Gottsegen / CNET:
Google launches Morse code as an input method for iOS Gboard users, following the feature's release on Android in May, as well as a game to teach Morse code  —  Google just made it easier for people with limited mobility to type and communicate.  —  Google announced that today it's rolling …
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Report says a hacker tried to sell confidential and sensitive documents for US military Reaper drones and tanks on the darknet  —  A hacker tried to sell sensitive U.S. military documents relating to Reaper drones and tanks on the shady part of the internet called the darknet …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple warns users that it will discontinue its Photo Print Products service for Macs in September and steers them to third party Photos Projects extension  —  Apple is discontinuing its Photo Print Products service, which has been integrated into iPhoto since its launch in 2002.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Paris-based startup Meero, which uses AI to speed up and automate image editing, raises $45M Series B led by Alven Capital and Idinvest  —  Paris-based startup Meero announced today that it has raised $45 million in venture capital which the imaging company will use to fuel its international expansion.
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Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Uber lays off ~100 “backup drivers” in its self-driving team, says it needs operators to be better trained, announces 55 openings for “mission specialists”  —  Uber has laid off about 100 backup drivers from its self-driving unit, mostly in Pittsburgh and some in San Francisco.
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
Broadcom announces it will acquire IT management software company CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash  —  Broadcom announced on Wednesday it had entered into an agreement to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion.  The takeover would mark a strategic win for Broadcom in the months following …
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Google enabled “Site Isolation”, which runs a different browser process for each internet domain as a defense against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, in Chrome 67  —  Google has secretly enabled a security feature called Site Isolation for 99% of its desktop users on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.
The Wire:
Indian government approves regulator TRAI's recommendations on strong net neutrality rules, prohibits ISPs from engaging in any form of data discrimination  —  Eight months after India's telecom regulator came out swinging heavily in favour of the principle of net neutrality …

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