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June 17, 2019, 2:20 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple to launch three iPhones in 2020, high-end 5.4" and 6.7" models with 5G and a lower-end 6.1" model; Apple's 5G modem to be ready by 2022 or 2023  —  Apple plans to release three new iPhones in the second half of 2020, including high-end 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models with OLED displays …
Maciej Ceglowski / Idle Words:
With the infrastructure for ubiquitous surveillance being deployed at scale, we have lost “ambient privacy”: everyday interactions that should stay unremembered  —  The need to regulate online privacy is a truth so universally acknowledged that even Facebook and Google have joined the chorus of voices crying for change.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Instagram says it is testing new features that make it easier for users to regain access to hacked accounts, will rollout a username freezing feature to iOS  —  Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Bloomberg:
Huawei CEO says the company expects its revenues to drop $30B below forecast over the next two years; sources: some carriers passing on new Honor 20 flagship  —  - Apple rival could see significant sales plunge amid Trump ban  — The Chinese firm sets sights on 50% domestic market share
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Over the last year, time spent watching Snapchat Original shows every day has more than tripled with audiences of more than 14M for some shows  —  ‘Endless Summer,’ which returns for a second season June 15, drew 28 million viewers during its fall debut.  “Serialized content is working,” …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Clockwise, which uses AI to free up blocks of time in the calendars of both individuals and organizations, raises $11M Series A co-led by Greylock and Accel  —  Almost every organization, regardless of size, is inundated with meetings, so much so it's often hard to find dedicated time do actual work.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Sources: FINRA has stalled for months in responding to roughly 40 applications from companies needing licenses for dealing in crypto assets in US  —  THE TAKEAWAY:  — FINRA has sat for months on roughly 40 broker-dealer applications from companies dealing in crypto assets …
More: ETHNews
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Survey of 1,000+ US adults: 46% never use voice assistants, 19% use them less than once a month, while 29% use them daily or weekly  —  iPhones dominate usage, despite aggressive promotion of the Google Assistant.  —  A popular Bill Gates quotation reads, “Most people overestimate …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR SaaS startup for small and medium-sized businesses, raises $79M from Eurazeo and Bpifrance  —  French startup PayFit is raising a new $79 million funding round (€70 million) from Eurazeo and Bpifrance.  The company first started with a payroll service for small and medium companies in France.
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