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June 11, 2019, 10:35 PM

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Samantha Cole / VICE:
Instagram says it will not remove deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg, will treat it the same way as it does all misinformation on the platform  —  A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram.  The company previously said it would not remove this type of video.
Washington Post:
Sources: Zuckerberg contacted Pelosi to discuss viral misinformation, but she has not engaged, frustrated by how Facebook handled a manipulated video of her  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg contacted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in recent weeks to discuss …
Rani Molla / Vox:
Mary Meeker releases her 333-page Internet Trends 2019 report showing growing e-commerce, expanded US ad spending, rising number of gamers, 51% of world online  —  Here are all the slides, plus analysis.  —  It's the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
After shutting down its Research and Onavo programs, Facebook releases its similar Study From Facebook app for Android, saying it's more transparent than before  —  Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
The DOJ's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, lays out potential antitrust arguments the US government may use against big tech  —  KEY POINTS  — Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim laid out some possible antitrust arguments against big tech in a new speech in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Pixel 4 details are starting to leak, indicating that the upcoming flagship may have a square rear camera bump, Project Soli radar tech for new gestures  —  Project Soli returns?  —  Google has been releasing Pixel phones in October for three years now, and so we're expecting a Pixel 4 and a Pixel 4 XL this October too.
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn says it has enough capacity to make all US iPhones outside of China if required should the trade war escalate further  —  - Main assembler Foxconn says it's got enough non-China capacity  — Apple has so far not asked its Taiwanese partner to shift gear
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Tech platforms are poor arbitrators of acceptable speech, altering enforcement of already-uneven rules when controversies flare up, but there's no clear fix  —  For YouTube, Facebook and the rest, if a decision becomes too controversial, change it  —  acing pressure to ban a hatemonger …
Daniel Welsh / HuffPost UK:
Radiohead says they're releasing 18 hours' worth of unheard music to benefit climate change group, after hackers stole lead singer's files and attempted ransom  —  Activist group Extinction Rebellion will benefit too.  —  Radiohead has announced that they're releasing 18 hours' worth of unheard music …
Troy Hunt:
Troy Hunt is looking for a buyer for Have I Been Pwned to help keep up with the exploding growth of the archive of breaches and take it to the next level  —  Back in 2013, I was beginning to get the sense that data breaches were becoming a big thing.  The prevalence of them seemed …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Profile of Tucker Roberts, son of Comcast's CEO, who oversees the cable giant's expansion into esports, including Overwatch League's team Philadelphia Fusion  —  When the Philadelphia Fusion plays, the team president, Tucker Roberts, likes to stay in the dugout, alongside the coaches and bench players.
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD announces the Ryzen 9 3950X, its first 16-core CPU in the Ryzen 9 family, with a 3.5GHz base frequency, coming in September for $749  —  One of the questions that was left over from AMD's Computex reveal of the new Ryzen 3000 family was why a 16-core version of the dual-chiplet Matisse design was not announced.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Sense Photonics exits stealth after raising a $26M Series A for its “flash” lidar tech, says it has partnerships with Infineon and a tier-1 automotive company  —  Lidar is a critical part of many autonomous cars and robotic systems, but the technology is also evolving quickly.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Opera launches Opera GX, the world's first gaming-focused browser, with a built-in system to limit the browser's CPU and RAM usage, so other apps run unhindered  —  Opera GX released in early access; currently only available for Windows users.  —  Today, Opera Software …

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