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June 5, 2019, 4:45 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 …
YouTube Blog:
YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place”  —  Over the past few years, we've been investing in the policies, resources and products needed to live up to our responsibility …
@teamyoutube:
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.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Connected bike and treadmill-maker Peloton says it confidentially filed for an IPO; the company raised $550M in August 2018 at a $4B valuation  —  Exercise tech darling and service provider Peloton has filed for IPO with a confidential draft submission of its S-1 statement to the SEC on Wednesday.
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 …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Amazon announces Alexa Conversations, which will enable Alexa to utilize multiple skills within conversations by asking follow ups to the initial question  —  Amazon's Alexa is ready to broaden its one-track mind.  —  The virtual assistant can deliver weather forecasts and traffic updates …
Casey Newton / The Interface:
With Apple making its Sign In with Apple feature mandatory for App Store developers, it starts to feel less like competition and more like brute force  —  On Monday, at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, Apple introduced a privacy-focused login tool called “Sign in with Apple.”
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
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 …
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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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.

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