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June 5, 2019, 1:55 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 …
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 …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
In new design guidelines, Apple asks developers to put its Sign in with Apple login button above other rival buttons  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new “Sign on with Apple” button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc …
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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 …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Skype brings screen sharing to its iOS and Android apps alongside a redesign aimed at simplifying the video call interface  —  Skype often with your smartphone?  You'll be pleased to know that starting today, you'll be able to share your screen if you're on a supported Android or iOS device …
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 …
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 …
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.
Samantha Hurst / Crowdfund Insider:
Biz2Credit, an online lending platform for SMBs, raised $52M Series B led by WestBridge Capital  —  Online lending platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it secured $52 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by WestBridge Capital.  Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit is on a mission …
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.

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