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June 6, 2019, 9:47 AM

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Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
YouTube suspends monetization of Steven Crowder's channel after continued review finds “pattern of egregious actions” that are against Partner Program policies  —  Right-wing performer gay-bashed a Vox reporter for years.  They initially declined to do anything, then ‘demonetized’ him …
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 …
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 …
Steven Zheng / The Block:
Report: Facebook to create an independent foundation to manage its cryptocurrency, will charge members a $10M licensing fee for the right to operate a node  —  Facebook is creating an independent foundation to govern its cryptocurrency, according to a report by The Information.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Apple details the cryptography behind its upcoming Find My feature, which works so that even Apple cannot track device locations  —  WHEN APPLE EXECUTIVE Craig Federighi described a new location-tracking feature for Apple devices at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on Monday …
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.
TechCrunch:
Sources: Bird in talks to acquire scooter startup Scoot, which was last valued at ~$71M; Scoot would be Bird's first full acquisition  —  If you are among those who thought that the scooter market sounded a little overhyped and overcrowded, we've gotten wind of a deal that could point to some impending consolidation.
Shivani Vora / New York Times:
Uber debuts Uber Copter, a helicopter service starting July 9 in New York, to ferry customers between Lower Manhattan and JFK for $200-$225 per person  —  For an 8-minute, one-way flight, the average ride will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground transportation on both ends of the trip.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Cloudera says CEO Tom Reilly is retiring and will leave the company's board, with board member Martin Cole to become interim CEO; stock down 31%+ after hours  —  KEY POINTS  — Interim CEO Martin Cole is a former Accenture executive who has been on Cloudera's board since 2014.  —  Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly.
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 …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Baltimore estimates recent ransomware attack will cost the city $10M to clean up, not including $8M of deferred or lost revenue from unprocessed payments  —  Mayor says Baltimore is “open for business,” but city has lost millions from slowed payments.  —  BALTIMORE—It has been a month since …
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, to acquire endpoint security firm Endgame in a $234M deal  —  Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), the publicly traded company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced today that it has agreed to acquire endpoint security firm Endgame in a $234 million deal.
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