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June 7, 2019, 12:25 PM

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Katie Paul / Reuters:
Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram apps on new Huawei phones  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep …
Financial Times:
Sources: Google is pushing the Trump administration to exempt it from a ban on exports to Huawei, warning that it could compromise national security  —  Google has warned the Trump administration it risks compromising US national security if it pushes ahead with sweeping export restrictions on Huawei …
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
A Google employee who helped organize walkouts has resigned, alleges she was the target of a campaign of retaliation designed to intimidate and dissuade others  —  Longtime employee who helped organize global protest alleges Google's response was designed to ‘have a chilling effect’ on growing workplace activism
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Command execution flaw found in Exim 4.87 to 4.91 that could affect up to 4.7M machines; flaw was fixed in version 4.92 but never identified as a vulnerability  —  In some cases, it's trivial for remote attackers to execute commands with root privileges.  —  Millions of Internet-connected …
Los Angeles Times:
Some videos intended for anti-racist, educational purposes were removed due to YouTube's new rules, highlighting the weaknesses of algorithmic content removal  —  YouTube's campaign against hateful and racist videos is claiming some unintended victims: researchers and advocates working to expose racist hatemongers.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Walmart's InHome service will deliver groceries directly to customers' refrigerators when they are not home, starting this fall in three US cities  —  ‘InHome’ deliveries kick off this fall  —  Starting this fall in the US, Walmart customers in select cities can choose …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
HTC releases the Vive Pro Eye, a VR headset with eye-tracking capabilities, in North America for $1,599, following its launch in China and Europe in May  —  Having already released Vive Pro Eye in China and Europe, HTC today began selling the enterprise-class virtual reality headset in North America …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: WarnerMedia abandons plan for a three-tiered streaming service, will likely package HBO, Cinemax, and the Warner Bros. library together for $16-$17/mo  —  New package is expected to include HBO, Cinemax and Warner Bros. content for barely more than HBO's current streaming service
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Swiftly, a SaaS platform for city transit systems and transport agencies, raises $10M Series A led by VIA ID, Aster Capital, Renewal Funds, and Wind Capital  —  Swiftly just raised a $10 million Series A round led by VIA ID, Aster Capital, Renewal Funds and Wind Capital to grow its software …
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Zohar Zisapel / FinSMEs:
Cylus, which develops tools for rail and metro companies to avoid safety incidents and service disruptions caused by cyber attacks, raises $12M Series A  —  The round was co-led by existing investors Magma Venture Partners and Vertex Ventures with participation from:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Facebook to release a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency's basics on June 18, ahead of a formal launch in 2020  —  Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra.  It's currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining …
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