June 8, 2019, 8:30 PM

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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How 12,000+ videos watched by a young man on YouTube since 2015 first pulled him into a far-right rabbit hole and more recently into a left-wing universe  —  Over years of reporting on internet culture, I've heard countless versions of Mr. Cain's story: an aimless young man — usually white …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Sources: China summoned US and global tech giants to warn of dire consequences if they cooperate with Trump bans, hinting US companies should lobby against bans  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Chinese government this past week summoned major tech companies from the United States and elsewhere to warn …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iOS 13 shows a pop-up with a map of location data an app has tracked and its reasons for needing the data, when asking permission for background location access  —  Apple continued its strong focus on privacy with the announcement of iOS 13 this week.  The update includes several new privacy features …
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Profile of 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, who wants to leverage the falling costs of genetic sequencing and the company's DNA library to fuel a “biotech machine”  —  Anne Wojcicki is 45 minutes late, something so encoded in her habits as 23andMe's CEO that employees have stopped complaining about it.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Tech giants don't fit neatly into existing models for antitrust action, since they regularly add new businesses to keep up with tech and provide free services  —  As federal regulators and Congress zero in on Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, they're about to encounter one of the most difficult rulemaking challenges in US history.
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.
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.”
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
How MTN and Orange, two of the biggest mobile carriers in Africa, are trying to expand internet access in the continent by selling ~$20 phones powered by KaiOS  —  About half of humanity don't have internet access, and a lot of those people are in Africa.  Enter a $20 device with smartphone brains and a five-day battery.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
FloSports, a $150/year live and on-demand streaming service focusing on niche sports, raises $47M Series C led by Discovery, bringing the total raised to $75M  —  NY Digital Editor @ FOLLOW  —  FloSports, a provider of live-streaming and on-demand niche sports programming …
More: Reuters
Charles McLellan / ZDNet:
How Lenovo is trying to bring together PCs, smartphones, and data centre hardware into a comprehensive strategy via its three main business groups  —  Lenovo, a leading PC manufacturer and a top-five player in the server market, has recently returned its smartphone group to profitability.
More: IBMThanks:@steveranger

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