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May 30, 2019, 10:15 AM

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Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google says Chrome's current ad blocking capabilities will be restricted to enterprise users in coming changes to Chrome extensions, despite negative feedback  —  Back in January, Google announced a proposed change to Chrome's extensions system, called Manifest V3, that would stop current ad blockers from working efficiently.
Sam Meredith / CNBC:
An open letter signed by 47 companies including Apple, Google, and WhatsApp condemns UK GCHQ proposal to eavesdrop on encrypted messages  —  KEY POINTS  — In an open letter to GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), 47 signatories including Apple, Google and WhatsApp have jointly urged …
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to Windows 10 PCs with a “curated library” of more than 100 titles; details to be revealed at E3  —  PC players, rejoice: Microsoft is bringing its previously-Xbox exclusive subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, to Windows 10.
Bloomberg:
Source: DOJ is still discussing merger approval with T-Mobile and Sprint, but is demanding concessions to allow a fourth national wireless carrier to emerge  —  - Antitrust officials seek additional carrier with own network  — T-Mobile mulling possible fixes to satisfy Justice Department
VICE:
Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde says the company is looking into how white nationalists and supremacists use the platform to determine if they should be banned  —  “Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals?  Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals?
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
Facial recognition tech will be tested in a US public school district for the first time starting June 3 in NY, will track people barred from school buildings  —  Testing of the Aegis system begins in the Lockport City School District next week.  It will track sex offenders …
Bloomberg:
Brex, a startup that provides credit cards to tech startups, is in talks to secure new funding at a valuation of $2B+, up from a $1.1B valuation in October  —  - Fintech's new cash infusion comes just months after last round  — Kleiner Perkins, Peter Thiel among startup's backers
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
In-flight internet provider Gogo says it plans to deploy in-flight 5G in 2021 that will service smaller aircraft on routes in the contiguous US and Canada  —  In-flight internet provider Gogo plans to deploy an air-to-ground 5G network for aviation, the company said today …
Bloomberg:
NXP Semiconductors to buy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity business of Marvell Technology Group in an all-cash deal valued at $1.76B  —  - Assets generated about $300 million in revenue in 2019  — First major deal for NXP since failed takeover by Qualcomm
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google says it is rolling out the ability for Google Maps to show speed limits and speed cameras in over 40 countries  —  Google Maps is gaining some features previously exclusive to Google's navigation app, Waze.  The company confirmed it's rolling out the ability for Google Maps users to see speed limits …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
In a report, FCC says broadband deployment is reasonable and timely, reaching same conclusion as an earlier version that overstated broadband access by millions  —  You know what they say, tens of millions of broadband users here, tens of millions of broadband users there, sooner or later it starts to add up to something.
Joel Johnson / Fast Company:
Ajay Bhatt, Bala Cadambi, and Jim Pappas, who were part of a USB working group at Intel, share their memories about the creation of the standard in the 1990s  —  In the olden days, plugging something into your computer—a mouse, a printer, a hard drive—required a zoo of cables.
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