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June 12, 2019, 4:10 AM

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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 …
Aaron Tilley / The Information:
Sources: Apple is in talks to buy a key part of Intel's smartphone modem business, its German operations  —  Apple is in talks to buy a key part of Intel's smartphone modem business—its German operations—in a deal that could boost the iPhone maker's plans to internally develop a modem for its devices …
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 …
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.
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 …
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Tech platforms are poor arbiters 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 …
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.
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 …
New York Times:
Ten state attorneys general file suit in New York to oppose the T-Mobile-Sprint merger over concerns about pricing and competition  —  Executives at T-Mobile and Sprint have pitched the merger of their companies as a way for the country to greatly expand its 5G network, a priority for President Trump …
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers unveil the RAMBleed technique, showing it's possible to use Rowhammer-style side-channel attacks to read protected memory, even with ECC enabled  —  RAMBleed side-channel attack works even when DRAM is protected by error-correcting code.  —  The Rowhammer exploit …
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.
Bloomberg:
CrowdStrike prices its IPO at $34 per share, above the high end of its expected range, raising $612M and valuing the company at around $6.6B  —  Software maker CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. raised $612 million in one of the biggest-ever initial public offerings for a cybersecurity company.
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