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June 5, 2019, 3:10 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube updates guidelines to ban videos that promote the superiority of any group to justify discrimination, resulting in the removal of thousands of channels  —  YouTube is trying to reduce the prevalence of extremist content on the platform  —  YouTube is changing its community guidelines …
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YouTube suspends monetization of Steven Crowder's channel after continued review finds “pattern of egregious actions” that are against Partner Program policies  —  @gaywonk Update on our continued review-we have suspended this channel's monetization. We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies. More here: https://yt.be/...
Nick Statt / The Verge:
YouTube investigation finds that the flagged Steven Crowder videos, which include homophobic slurs aimed at Vox's Carlos Maza, do not violate its policies  —  The company sides with edgy commentator Steven Crowder  —  YouTube has at last formally responded to an explosive …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon shows off its latest delivery drone, saying it will make deliveries to customers in the coming months, has a 15 mile range, and can carry up to 5 pounds  —  For the first time, Amazon today showed off its newest fully electric delivery drone at its first re:Mars conference in Las Vegas.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Microsoft and Oracle announce a partnership to link their US data centers in an effort to unite against Amazon's AWS  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp on Wednesday said they reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between …
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James Vincent / The Verge:
Amazon launches StyleSnap, an ML-powered feature in its app that lets users take a picture of an article of clothing and find similar items for sale on Amazon  —  StyleSnap uses machine learning to find similar clothes and styles  —  Amazon is a behemoth of online retailing, but there's one sector it has yet to crack: fashion.
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Jake Kanter / Business Insider:
At Facebook's annual shareholder meeting last week, 68% of outside shareholders voted in favor of ousting Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, up from 51% last year  —  - It's now clear that independent Facebook investors voted overwhelmingly in support of proposals last week to fire Mark Zuckerberg …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Report: hidden adware in 238 Play Store apps with 440M+ installs by China-based CooTek made phones nearly unusable; apps now pulled or updated to remove adware  —  Carefully concealed plugin bombarded users with ads during inopportune times.  —  If the prevalence of abusive Google Play apps …
Alberto Nardelli / BuzzFeed News:
Internal document: EU's Moscow embassy was hacked in Feb. 2017, and it was only discovered in April 2019; source says Russia is believed to be behind the hack  —  A “sophisticated cyber espionage event” began in February 2017.  Russian entities are believed to be behind the hack, a source told BuzzFeed News.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple's Dashboard has reportedly been removed from macOS Catalina; the feature has been disabled by default since OS X 10.10 Yosemite  —  Goodbye widgets, you were always sort of useful  —  Apple's Dashboard is getting quietly removed from the company's upcoming macOS Catalina update …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Pivotal Software reports full-year revenue guidance of $756M-$767M, vs $803M expected, causing stock to drop as much as 45%  —  KEY POINTS  —  Pivotal Software CEO Rob Mee.  —  Pivotal Software shares crashed on Wednesday, knocking off about half the company's market value …

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