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June 8, 2019, 6:15 AM

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Bloomberg:
Uber COO Barney Harford and CMO Rebecca Messina are leaving the company  —  Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi is parting ways with two top lieutenants in a major leadership overhaul.  Barney Harford, the chief operating officer, and Rebecca Messina …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Some European mobile traffic was rerouted through China Telecom due to a BGP leak at a Swiss colocation company which was accused of a similar mistake in 2018  —  It was China Telecom, again.  The same ISP accused last year of “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries.”
The Block:
Report: India's draft law proposes a 10-year jail term for “mining, generating, holding, buying, selling, or dealing in cryptocurrencies directly or indirectly”  —  If the 'Banning Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019' becomes law, mining …
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.
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
How a rule, allowing US companies to apply for exemptions from the Huawei ban, was created when the Obama administration was contemplating sanctions against ZTE  —  Will hurt research and development and profits, they argue  —  U.S. technology companies have told the Commerce Department …
Financial Times:
Mary Schlangenstein / Bloomberg:
FedEx says it will not renew its US air-shipping contract with Amazon, and says the online retailer accounted for 1.3% of FedEx 2018 revenue  —  FedEx Corp. said it wouldn't renew its U.S. air-delivery contract with Amazon.com Inc., as the courier focuses on “serving the broader e-commerce market.”
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
Claire Goforth / The Daily Dot:
Peter Bright, also known as @DrPizza, who was an Ars Technica contributing writer, has been arrested on charges of soliciting sex with children online  —  Warning: This article contains graphic sexual language.  —  Tech reporter Peter Bright has been arrested for soliciting sex with children online.
New York Times:
Google bought 270 companies since 2001, Facebook bought 92 since 2007, some direct or nascent competitors; only one Google acquisition was challenged by the US  —  “Big tech” companies like Google and Facebook are, in reality, the products of hundreds of mergers.

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