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June 10, 2019, 9:25 PM

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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 —  …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Tushar Mehta / XDA Developers:
Google seems to be testing a new feature for Maps in India that alerts users every time their taxi or ride goes off route by 500 meters  —  Getting driving directions from Google Maps is one of its most vital and useful features.  To make navigation more effective for the drivers …
Jacob Passy / MarketWatch:
Amazon Credit Builder debuts as a secured retail credit card aimed at Prime members with poor credit; a refundable security deposit will represent card's limit  —  Amazon's newest credit card is designed to appeal to consumers who are looking to improve their credit score.
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.
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 …
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.
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Mozilla CEO says a premium version of Firefox is being developed with features like VPN and “secure storage”, may come this fall with monthly subscription plan  —  Browser maker working on premium version of Firefox with extra features like VPN access and secure storage.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says its next high-end Xbox console, codenamed Project Scarlett, is coming fall 2020 and will support 8K gaming, be 4X as powerful as the Xbox One X  —  Project Scarlett arrives in fall 2020  —  Microsoft is revealing the first details about its next-generation Xbox hardware today.
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