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June 21, 2019, 6:50 PM

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Ina Fried / Axios:
Niantic CEO John Hanke on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, improvements to Niantic's AR engine, which is about to become a platform for outside AR developers, more  —  This week's release of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” isn't just the debut of a highly anticipated mobile game …
Kate O'Keeffe / Wall Street Journal:
US adds five major Chinese supercomputer developers to the export restrictions list, citing national security concerns  —  Commerce Department puts five Chinese developers on entity list, citing national-security concerns  —  WASHINGTON—The Commerce Department is taking aim …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Review of documents from CBP hack shows that sensitive info, like DHS handbooks, detailed schematics and plans for border surveillance network, also leaked  —  Far more information was taken in the hack of a Customs and Border Protection contractor than U.S. officials have acknowledged.
Sascha Segan / PCMAG:
Research: AT&T has the fastest mobile network in the US in 2019, displacing Verizon from 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.
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 …
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.
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 …

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