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June 9, 2019, 6:40 AM

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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 …
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 …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Former Unity VP Anne Evans has filed a lawsuit against the company for retaliation and wrongful termination, alleging CEO John Riccitiello sexually harassed her  —  Unity Technologies, the multibillion-dollar gaming engine, is facing a lawsuit from its former VP of global talent acquisition …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Luminous Computing, which aims to build a photonic chip, raises $9M seed round led by Bill Gates, with Dara Khosrowshahi, Travis Kalanick, others participating  —  Luminous Computing, a one-year-old startup, is aiming to build a photonics chip that will handle workloads needed for AI at the speed of light.
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 …

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