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June 5, 2019, 10:15 AM

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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 …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple shows it's finally ready to move past the iPhone after unveiling iPadOS, the watchOS App Store, new privacy features, and the end of iTunes at WWDC  —  It is the nature of hardware that a computer the vast majority of Apple's customers will never own was the headline from the company's keynote …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
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 …
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.
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 …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Apple's standalone $999 Pro Stand for its Pro Display XDR does not offer any groundbreaking functionality to justify its price tag  —  You can pinpoint the exact moment when Apple lost the WWDC audience on Monday.  John Ternus, the company's VP of hardware engineering …
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 …
Max Read / New York Magazine:
The Daily Beast confirmed the identity of the uploader of the distorted Pelosi video via a source at Facebook, who apparently accessed private user activity  —  What mastermind created the infamous, slowed-down video of Nancy Pelosi — the one intended to make her sound drunk that went viral across right-wing media two weeks ago?
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Instagram says it will now let advertisers promote creators' organic branded content posts as feed ads, extending the reach of influencers  —  KEY POINTS  — Instagram is rolling out a change that will let advertisers promote posts from “influencers,” or users who brands work with to promote their services or products.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A eulogy for iTunes, launched 18 years ago as a digital jukebox, as Apple sunsets it to make way for Music, TV, and Podcasts apps on the Mac  —  We are gathered here today to say goodbye to our friend iTunes, who went to the great trash can in the sky on Monday.  —  It was a gentle, dignified passing.
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