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May 27, 2019, 8:30 PM

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Financial Times:
Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, is building its own smartphone that will come with its many apps preinstalled, including newsfeeds, video platforms, games  —  China's ByteDance, owner of the popular TikTok streaming app, is taking a step into hardware to develop its own smartphone …
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
A look at Apple's secret testing lab where Secure Enclave chips are subjected to extreme tests, and Q&A with Craig Federighi about Apple's commitment to privacy  —  UK exclusive: In a never-before-seen look at the company's privacy and security work, it takes on criticism …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Nvidia brings pro-level Quadro RTX 5000 series to laptops, announces 17 “RTX Studio” laptops from seven partners including ASUS, Dell, HP, Razer, and Gigabyte  —  NVIDIA has succeeded in shrinking its beefy Quadro RTX 5000 graphics hardware in order to bring it to laptops.
Leika Kihara / Reuters:
Japanese government says, starting August 1, it will limit foreign ownership of companies in 20 sectors in its IT and telecom industries  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government said on Monday that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is restricted.
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Sam Byford / The Verge:
ASUS announces the ZenBook Pro Duo with two 4K screens, a 15-inch 16:9 OLED display and a 32:9 IPS “ScreenPad Plus” screen directly above the keyboard  —  One of the most decadent laptops ever created  —  Asus always likes to use its hometown trade show of Computex …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD announces five Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs, including the Ryzen 9 3900X, a new mainstream desktop 4.6 GHz chip with 12 cores, coming July 7 for $499  —  Today at Computex, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is announcing the raft of processors it will be launching on its new Zen 2 chiplet-based microarchitecture.
BitMEX Blog:
A coordinated reversal of transactions after some BCH was stolen, due to a bug during the latest Bitcoin Cash hardfork, may undermine trust in the blockchain  —  Abstract: The 15 May 2019 Bitcoin Cash hardfork appears to have suffered from three significant interrelated problems.
Matthew Wall / BBC:
Since GDPR, Ireland's Data Protection Commission says it has launched 19 cross-border investigations, 11 of which focus on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram  —  Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Trump's claims that Huawei was banned because it is a security threat and that the ban may be lifted as part of a trade deal, are incompatible and make no sense  —  Over the past week, the US government has taken extreme and unprecedented steps against Huawei, cutting it off from every US partner …
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