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June 4, 2019, 3:55 PM

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Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Apple reverses policy on parental control apps, letting them use MDM and VPN technologies if they don't sell, use, or disclose any data to third parties  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Over the past year, Apple purged iPhone apps that helped people limit the amount of time they and their children spent …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iOS 13 includes a redesigned volume HUD that starts as a bulbous slider and shrinks down to a more discreet thin line  —  iOS 13 finally includes a redesigned volume HUD.  The new volume slider sits on the left side of the screen where the volume up and down buttons are.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
SEC is suing Kik for allegedly running an unregistered securities sale when it launched an ICO for its kin token in 2017  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing Kik for allegedly running an unregistered securities sale when it launched an initial coin offering (ICO) for its kin token in 2017.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox starts blocking third-party cookies by default and brings its Lockbox password manager to the desktop, rebranding it as Lockwise  —  Mozilla today announced a slew of privacy improvements.  The company has turned on Enhanced Tracking Protection, which blocks cookies from third-party trackers in Firefox, by default.
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Apple says users of iTunes on Windows will not see any immediate changes, despite the app being shuttered on Mac  —  Plus, 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos over HDMI.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—After much speculation and fanfare in the press, Apple confirmed today that it will sunset iTunes in the next version …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Washington Post:
House lawmakers announce a sweeping antitrust investigation of big tech that will touch Facebook, Google, and others, with potential CEO testimony, depositions  —  House Democrats plan a sweeping review of Facebook, Google and other technology giants to determine if they've become so large …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Eustance Huang / CNBC:
Report: SoftBank is facing challenges in raising $100B for Vision Fund II after facing a lukewarm response from some of the world's largest investors  —  KEY POINTS  — In a bid to raise $100 billion for its next fund, Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has faced a lukewarm reception …
The Verge:
First look at the Mac Pro with its shiny stainless steel build, feet on the bottom that can be replaced with wheels, easily-accessible parts via a handle twist  —  It's still just a rectangle, but that's great  —  We just had a chance to look at the Mac Pro in a soothing hands-on area …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: at a recent all-hands event for its devices team, Microsoft showed off a dual-screen Surface prototype codenamed Centaurus  —  Courier 2.0  —  Microsoft has started to demonstrate new dual-screen Surface hardware inside the company.  Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple reveals iPadOS with new home screen widgets, an improved Files app with a column view and USB support, multiple windows for the same app, and new gestures  —  Another step toward laptop-like tasks  —  “We have some big changes coming to iPad,” says Craig Federighi, Apple's software chief.
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