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June 22, 2019, 11:50 PM

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: US Cyber Command launched an offensive cyber strike on Thursday that disabled Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches  —  President Trump approved an offensive cyber-strike that disabled Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google was never really serious about tablets, with years of scattershot reboots; its decision to stop making tablets was rational but could be shortsighted  —  Google's getting out of the tablet hardware business, canceling two different tablets it was building and reassigning those employees to other projects.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Leaked Microsoft memo says Slack, AWS, Google Docs, PagerDuty, and even GitHub are prohibited or discouraged from internal use, primarily over security concerns  —  As Slack makes its stock market debut, there's a major company that won't be allowing its employees to use the business collaboration …
Peter Blumberg / Bloomberg:
Magic Leap sues Chi Xu, a former employee who founded the China-based AR startup Nreal, for alleged IP theft  —  - The startup says the former employee stole its AR secrets  — Alleged technology theft a sore point in U.S.-China relations  —  Magic Leap Inc., a U.S. startup that makes …
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
NASA says it was hacked in April 2018 via an unauthorized Raspberry Pi on the network; hackers had access for nearly a year, stealing Mars mission-related data  —  NASA described the hackers as an “advanced persistent threat,” a term generally used for nation-state hacking groups.
Anna Baydakova / CoinDesk:
FATF says its members, including US and EU countries, should adopt regulations within 12 months requiring crypto exchanges share customer info when moving funds  —  A powerful intergovernmental organization devoted to combating money laundering and terrorism financing has finalized …
Wall Street Journal:
Less than a day after breaching $10K, Bitcoin climbs to $11K+, as the unveiling of Libra and increased institutional support spur hopes of mainstream adoption  —  The world's most popular cryptocurrency gets a boost from Facebook's plan to launch Libra  —  Bitcoin rose over $10,000 …
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
Livepeer, a decentralized marketplace for encoding providers and developers who need video-streaming services, based on Ethereum network, raises $8M Series A  —  Video is the core entertainment medium of the web.  Platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Netflix and more deliver millions of hours …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Owners of Jibo, a social robot designed to be loved, on their attachment to the robot companion and their slow mourning knowing its servers will go dark soon  —  The story of Jibo  —  The robot showed up at Kenneth Williams' doorstep when he needed it most.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Airbus partners with Microsoft to sell custom apps for HoloLens to aerospace companies, starting with an app for airline maintenance workers and cabin crews  —  After four years using Microsoft's HoloLens internally, aerospace giant Airbus is partnering with the tech company …
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