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June 21, 2019, 11:55 AM

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JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Google confirms it is getting out of the tablet business, canceling two unreleased smaller-sized tablets, but remains committed to Pixel phones and laptops  —  Here's an interesting little nugget of info to chew on: Google's decided to step away from its self-made tablets and focus instead on the laptop form.
Francesco Canepa / Reuters:
France is creating a task force of G7 central banks to study how cryptocurrencies like Libra can be governed by anti-money laundering and other regulations  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Three European central bankers are claiming oversight over Facebook's planned virtual currency to ensure …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Sen. Josh Hawley introduces bill that would remove CDA 230 protections for online platforms with 30M+ US MAUs, which FTC could return after paid audit  —  Senate newbie Josh Hawley has made it clear that he's no fan of big internet companies and has joined with others in suggesting …
Sascha Segan / PCMAG:
Research: AT&T has the fastest mobile network in the US in 2019, displacing Verizon in the top spot after five years  —  Winners by City About Our Tests  —  All four major wireless carriers in the US are constantly flinging claims at you—they're the fastest, the largest, the friendliest, the best.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches a voluntary recall and replacement program for 15" MacBook Pro units sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to battery safety concerns  —  Apple today said that it is launching a voluntary recall and replacement program for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
IIHS: car makers including Tesla cause confusion by choosing names like Autopilot for automated systems, resulting in drivers overestimating cars' capabilities  —  Does the name “Autopilot” cause people to overestimate the abilities of Tesla's driver-assistance technology?
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the proliferation of fake business listings and con artists on Google Maps, which experts estimate carries ~11M false listings on any given day  —  Millions of pushpins on Google Maps point to false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
In a report, the ICO, UK's data protection regulator, says the real time bidding ad industry is undermining GDPR and failing to protect sensitive personal data  —  The online behavioural advertising industry is illegally profiling Internet users.  —  That's the damning assessment …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is asking suppliers to study feasibility of shifting final assembly of some products out of China amid trade tensions  —  iPhone maker is asking suppliers to study moving final assembly of some products out of the country  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -.29% is asking suppliers …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:

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