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May 21, 2019, 1:25 PM

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Reuters:
Commerce Dept. creates a general license, which expires Aug. 19, to restore Huawei's ability to maintain existing networks and push software updates to handsets  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday created a temporary general license restoring Huawei's ability …
Financial Times:
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Alfred Ng / CNET:
Microsoft calls for a GDPR-like law in the US that would place the accountability obligations on the companies that collect and use personal data  —  Microsoft's idea of a US privacy law would make it easier for people to protect their data.  —  The company's corporate vice president …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, is developing a paid music service via a new app it expects to debut as early as this fall, mostly in emerging markets  —  - ByteDance plans to target listeners in emerging markets  — Company has already secured rights from Indian record labels
Thomas Simms / Cointelegraph:
Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, filed for the US copyright for the original Bitcoin white paper and most of the original Bitcoin code  —  Craig Wright has filed United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Professional gamer Tfue sues esports org FaZe Clan over allegedly “oppressive” contract, says FaZe violates CA law by acting as an unlicensed talent agency  —  The lawsuit could be a turning point for e-sports organizations  —  A new lawsuit filed against Faze Clan …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft announces passenger-safety features including an in-app panic button to call 911; now riders leaving a rating under 4 stars must leave additional feedback  —  The company will also enlarge driver license plate numbers in the app to reduce incidents of mistaken identity
Johana Bhuiyan / Los Angeles Times:
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Alphabet's Verily announces partnerships with big pharma firms Novartis, Sanofi, Otsuka, and Pfizer as it moves into the clinical trials space  —  KEY POINTS  — Pharma companies are looking to work with Verily, which is part of the Alphabet umbrella, as they try to find ways to modernize …
Bloomberg:
Source: DOJ is leaning against approving T-Mobile's takeover of Sprint because the companies' proposals don't go far enough to resolve anti-trust concerns  —  The Justice Department is leaning against approving T-Mobile US Inc.'s proposed takeover of Sprint Corp. because the remedies proposed …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces SharePoint landing pages called Home Sites, a chatbot-like Q&A tool for Yammer, and faster OneDrive file syncing  —  This morning marks the start of Microsoft's annual SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, and the Seattle company wasted no time detailing the features heading …

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