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June 2, 2019, 5:00 PM

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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: FTC and DOJ have reached an agreement to divvy up antitrust oversight of Google and Amazon, putting Amazon under FTC's watch and Google under DOJ's  —  Antitrust regulators have divvied up oversight of Amazon and Google, putting Amazon under the watch of the Federal Trade Commission and Google under the Justice Department.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail, Nest, Discord, and a number of other services are down in parts of US and Europe because of a major Google Cloud service outage  —  YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail, Nest, Discord, and a number of other web services are suffering from outages in the US today.
New York Times:
Boeing changed 737 Max's anti-stall software, which initially relied on two types of sensors, to rely on just one in the last version, without disclosing to FAA  —  SEATTLE — The fatal flaws with Boeing's 737 Max can be traced to a breakdown late in the plane's development, when test pilots …
Adam Engst / TidBITS:
Apple's Dark Mode, despite marketing claims, is at odds with the science of human visual perception and affects productivity by making it harder to read text  —  Dark Mode is the marquee feature of macOS 10.14 Mojave.  Apple even gives it the top spot on the macOS product page, saying:
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Beam Dental, which uses brushing stats collected by its connected toothbrush to lower dental insurance premiums, raises $55M Series D  —  When was your last dental checkup?  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of U.S. adults haven't sat in a dentist's chair within the past 12 months.
Benjamin Herold / Education Week:
US schools are hastily adopting programs for monitoring students' social media activity to improve safety, often with little regard for effectiveness or privacy  —  Last December, early on a Sunday morning, Amanda Lafrenais tweeted about her cats.  —  “I would die for you,” the 31-year old comic book artist from Clute, Texas wrote.
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 …
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 …
South China Morning Post:
Sources: Foxconn has stopped several production lines for Huawei phones in recent days as the Chinese device maker reduced orders for new phones  —  Huawei is now closely observing and evaluating the situation, Honor president Zhao Ming said at Shanghai event 'Too early to say whether …

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