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June 11, 2019, 3:50 AM

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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
US CBP says photos of travelers into and out of the country were accessed in breach of subcontractor, first learned of on May 31, fails to say how many affected  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a data breach has exposed the photos of travelers and vehicles traveling in and out of the United States.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
The US government and airlines are scanning faces of people not suspected of crimes, normalizing faces as data that can be kept, tracked, and inevitably, stolen  —  What's face recognition at the airport really about?  Immigration policy and efficiency.  —  NEW YORK — You won't need …
Jeff Jarvis / Whither news?:
Publishers, lobbying for laws around the world that will help them extract payments from platforms like Google for linking to news, are ruining the internet  —  Around the world, news industry trade associations are corruptly cashing in their political capital —  …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon will shut down its Amazon Restaurants food delivery service in the US on June 24, after closing in the UK late last year  —  Amazon will shutter its Amazon Restaurants food delivery service in the U.S. later this month, GeekWire has learned.  —  Amazon Restaurants first launched in Seattle back in 2015.
VICE:
Facebook has quietly made changes to limit Graph Search over the weekend, following privacy scandals, says it will work with researchers affected by the changes  —  Facebook's Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has no plans to add more backward compatible titles for Xbox One, but says Project Scarlett will run games from all four Xbox generations  —  No more Xbox 360 and Xbox additions to the catalog  —  Microsoft is winding down new additions to its Xbox backward compatibility catalog.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologizes to the LGBTQ community, says that demonetizing but leaving Steven Crowder's channel on the platform was the right decision  —  ‘Context really, really matters’  —  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is apologizing to the LGBTQ community in the wake …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
New form factors for Portal video chat devices are coming this fall, Facebook VP of AR/VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth says  —  KEY POINTS  — Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, Facebook vice president of AR/VR, spoke on stage at the Code Conference in Phoenix.  —  A LinkedIn photo of Facebook exec Andrew “Boz” Bosworth.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
AMD announces its first 7nm Navi GPUs: the $379 Radeon RX 5700 and the $449 RX 5700 XT, with speeds of up to 1.9GHz and up to 9.75 teraflops, available July 7  —  After unveiling its first 7-nanometer “Navi” GPUs a few weeks ago at Computex, the Radeon RX 5000 series, AMD finally gave us more details at E3.
The Keyword:
Google is rolling out Assistant in Waze on Android phones in English in the US  —  Think about the last time you were stuck in traffic—the minutes you spent staring at a long line of red taillights probably didn't feel productive.  The Assistant can already help with navigation in Google Maps …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Ubisoft announces UPlay+, a $14.99/month subscription service with access to Ubisoft's full library of 100+ games, launching on PC on Sept. 3 and Stadia in 2020  —  $14.99/month service includes all DLC, “earliest access” to new Ubisoft titles.  —  LOS ANGELES—At its E3 press conference today …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Salesforce to buy data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal, a big premium to the company's market cap of $10.8B at Friday's trading close  —  On the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece …

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson joins Disrupt SF to talk about US crewed spaceflight  —  The space race is back on, but this time it's closer to home: A number of U.S. companies are vying to become …

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