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June 15, 2019, 8:15 PM

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New York Times:
Sources: US Cyber Command is deploying offensive malware in Russia's power grid, using powers granted in 2018 by Congress and a secret presidential directive  —  WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin …
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Jack Dorsey on plans to hire a team of five engineers and one designer, reporting directly to him at Square, to work on contributions to the Bitcoin ecosystem  —  NO JERKS ALLOWED.  —  Square is a company best known for its disruptive card payment technology.
Parmy Olson / Wall Street Journal:
The holding company that owns the dating apps Bumble, Lumen, and Chappy has been renamed as Magic Lab, says it will spend $100M on an array of new dating apps  —  'We're looking for the big, big monsters who can partner with me,' billionaire behind Bumble says in an interview
More: Reuters
Leigh Cuen / CoinDesk:
Sources: as Stellar and others refused to partner and MobileCoin refused to sell, Facebook hired several dozen blockchain experts for several million/year each  —  Facebook's GlobalCoin project, also known as Project Libra, may face significant hurdles as the social media giant works toward a prospective launch.
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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google's Chrome 76, now in beta, will block Flash by default; a Google employee claims Chrome 76 will prevent sites from detecting users in Incognito Mode  —  Following version 75's release on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux last week, the next beta release of Google's browser is rolling out.

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Zoho:
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Intel:
The Future of Gaming is About More Than Just Processors  —  When it comes to making the PC the best place to play, you have to give developers the tools they need, provide real world performance and anticipate what's next.

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