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June 4, 2019, 7:15 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 …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple shows it's finally ready to move past the iPhone after unveiling iPadOS, the watchOS App Store, new privacy features, and the end of iTunes at WWDC  —  It is the nature of hardware that a computer the vast majority of Apple's customers will never own was the headline from the company's keynote …
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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.
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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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.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube bans kids from live-streaming video unless accompanied by an adult following NYT report about YouTube's recommendation algorithm for posted videos  —  NY Digital Editor @https://twitter.com/xpangler FOLLOW  —  YouTube is taking additional steps to restrict the possibility that children …
Ashley Gold / The Information:
As regulators ramp up antitrust scrutiny of Google, the company's global policy team is still adapting to a sweeping reorganization, with key roles unfilled  —  As regulators ramp up their antitrust scrutiny of Google, the tech giant's global policy team is still adapting …
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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 …
ABC:
Australian National University says its systems were hacked in late 2018, with staff, student, and visitor data exposed, affecting ~200,000  —  The Australian National University has been hit by a massive data hack, with unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal details dating back 19 years.
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 …
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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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:

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