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June 22, 2019, 8:10 AM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Inside Apple's app review unit, where 300+ staffers check every app and update, escalate controversial cases to an executive review board led by Phil Schiller  —  KEY POINTS  — Every single app and update on Apple's App Store platforms is approved by an Apple employee working in a division called App Review.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Kaitlyn Tiffany / Vox:
How the firearms industry relies on female influencers to skirt the restrictions imposed by social media platforms on advertising guns and related services  —  Companies can't advertise on social media — so they have female influencers do it for them.  —  When Kimberly Matte captions …

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