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June 19, 2019, 8:30 AM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Chair of the House Financial Services Committee says Facebook should halt development of Libra until Congress investigates, calls on Facebook execs to testify  —  “Facebook is continuing its unchecked expansion and extending its reach into the lives of its users," Rep. Maxine Water said
Wired:
Inside Facebook's ambitious plan to make Libra accepted as a global currency, especially for those underserved by banks, despite Facebook's tarnished reputation  —  NEAR THE END of 2017, on a Dominican Republic beach with his family, Facebook executive David Marcus wrestled with a question …
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Mozilla patches a Firefox zero-day exploit that was discovered by Google's Project Zero and Coinbase's security teams, and it says was being abused in the wild  —  Mozilla releases Firefox 67.0.3 to fix actively exploited zero-day.  —  The Mozilla team has released earlier today version 67..3 …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Sources: Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 at an Unpacked event in New York City  —  Samsung will show off its Galaxy Note 10 during a flashy Unpacked event on Aug. 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to people familiar with the company's plans.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube unveils AR Beauty Try-On, which lets viewers virtually try on makeup while watching beauty tutorials, currently in testing, coming in summer  —  Makeup tutorials and reviews are some of the most popular content on YouTube, as they help people learn about new products as well as how to apply them.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
GitHub acquires code review company Pull Panda, makes subscriptions free for Pull Reminders and two other services but will discontinue enterprise subscriptions  —  Microsoft is buying Pull Panda and immediately making all subscriptions to its tools available for free in the GitHub Marketplace.
The Keyword:
Google says it will help build 20K homes in the Bay Area over the next ten years by putting $1B toward the goal, repurposing some of its land as residential  —  As we work to build a more helpful Google, we know our responsibility to help starts at home.  For us, that means being a good neighbor …
Corinne Reichert / CNET:
In response to claims Google lifted lyrics from Genius, Google has asked its lyrics partner to investigate, will soon include 3rd-party attribution on lyrics  —  Google has responded to reports that it's stealing lyrics from Genius, explaining how it finds lyrics to show on its search pages.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Dish may make a $6B+ deal this week for T-Mobile and Sprint assets including spectrum and Sprint's Boost Mobile as the carriers try to get DOJ approval  —  - Deal for Boost brand, wireless spectrum could come this week  — Justice Department wants T-Mobile and Sprint to unload assets
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google's Safe Browsing service gets its own Chrome extension, which notifies users of deceptive URLs and lets users report suspicious sites  —  Google today released the Suspicious Site Reporter Extension.  As its name implies, the extension lets users report suspicious sites to Google's Safe Browsing service.

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