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June 19, 2019, 11:30 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Interviews with 12 former Facebook content moderators from Tampa, three on the record, where they work in appalling conditions and many experience PTSD  —  At Facebook's worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say they fear for their lives
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 …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
While Facebook's Libra plays at decentralization, it is still entrenched in Facebook, and using it means trusting Facebook, which is a hard sell in 2019  —  Libra isn't as decentralized as a normal cryptocurrency  —  From the beginning, cryptocurrency was about trust.
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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.
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.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
New Kindle Oasis adds color temperature adjustment for night reading, goes on sale on July 24 starting at $249.99, with preorders open today  —  Amazon's top-tier e-reader gets a new feature  —  Amazon has a new version of its high-end Kindle Oasis, and it's adding the ability to change …
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.
Christine Biederman / Wired:
Inside Backpage.com's founders' legal fight with the federal prosecutors, which could reshape Section 230 protections for online platforms  —  IN MICHAEL LACEY'S younger and more vulnerable years, his father gave him this advice: “Whenever someone pokes a finger in your chest, you grab that finger and you break it off at the knuckle.”
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.
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

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