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June 5, 2019, 11:25 PM

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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix says it is testing a feed, called Extras, with trailers, photos, and alerts about shows in its mobile app  —  Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent @https://twitter.com/jank0 FOLLOW  —  Netflix has begun to test a new feed in its mobile app that aggregates trailers …
Kim Zetter / Politico:
Sources show election security company VR Systems' use of remote-access software may have opened gap for hackers to tamper with NC voter data in 2016  —  A Florida election software company targeted by Russians in 2016 inadvertently opened a potential pathway for hackers to tamper …
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:

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