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June 1, 2019, 7:45 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
What to expect from WWDC 2019: new Mac Pro, iOS 13 with Dark Mode and updates to core apps, macOS 10.15 with Marzipan apps, and 31.6-inch 6K pro display  —  Apple's big Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote is happening on Monday, June 3rd, and this year looks to be more consequential than most.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple has removed all content from its iTunes pages on Facebook and Instagram  —  More evidence has emerged to suggest that Apple is beginning to move away from its iTunes brand after over 18 years of use.  —  As noted on Reddit, Apple has abruptly removed all social media content …
More: Gizmodo, Michael Tsai, and InvestorPlaceTweets: @rsgnl
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DOJ is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's practices related to search and other businesses  —  The Justice Department is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's practices related to search and other business, sources say.
Jeffrey Mervis / Science:
IEEE bans Huawei staff from journal article peer-reviews since papers may contain non-public Huawei ban-related info, keeps Huawei's other membership privileges  —  A major scientific society has banned employees of Huawei, the Chinese communications giant, from reviewing submissions …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
DeepMind researchers detail how they designed autonomous agents that exhibited humanlike behavior when playing a first-person multiplayer game mode in Quake III  —  Chess and Go were child's play.  Now A.I. is winning at capture the flag.  Will such skills translate to the real world?
Saagar Enjeti / The Hill:
On Friday, US began requiring most visa applicants to provide information on their use of social media; the policy was announced in March 2018  —  The Trump administration will implement a new policy Friday asking most applicants for U.S. visas to provide information on their use of social media …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out its first AR in Search tab, which shows users a 3D model of the animal they searched for on an AR-enabled smartphone  —  At I/O 2019, Google announced a slew of AR features, including Dining and Translation filters for Google Lens.  The ability to preview animals via augmented reality …
More: Mashable and Engadget
Brian Burlage / VICE:
A self-described Reddit “karma whore” shares how he learned to make Reddit posts go viral and reflects on his years-long unfulfilling journey to 8M+ karma  —  My years-long journey to the top of Reddit's karma leaderboards has only made me feel more alone.
John Herrman / New York Times:
Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube are rethinking the display of metrics such as likes, follower and view counts, because they are no longer the drivers of growth  —  Social networks built on public status markers are now starting to hide them.  —  In late April, at F8, Facebook's annual event for developers …
More: Forbes
Shannon Hall / New York Times:
Astronomers fear the reflections from the thousands of internet satellites launched by companies like SpaceX and Amazon can threaten their research  —  Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.  —  Last month, SpaceX successfully launched 60 500-pound satellites into space.

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