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June 7, 2019, 10:40 AM

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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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google Stadia details: pre-order now, coming in Nov. with $130 Founder's Edition, subscription costs $10/month not including extra games, and free tier in 2020  —  Today, Google has revealed the key details that were conspicuously missing from its March announcement of the new Stadia game streaming service.
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Ian Sherr / CNET:
How YouTube gaming commentators use anger to gain views on their videos, which researchers and some YouTubers say are amplified by YouTube's recommendations  —  How to make a successful video on one of the internet's most popular sites:  —  Step 1: Find something to be angry about.
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:
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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