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June 27, 2019, 10:05 PM

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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Jony Ive to leave Apple later this year after two decades at the company, will start a creative business called LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client  —  Jony Ive is leaving Apple after more than two decades in which his iconic designs for the Mac, iPod and iPhone turned …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
It's not worrying that Jony Ive is leaving Apple, but it is worrying that he's not being replaced, and the design team reporting to operations makes no sense  —  Apple Newsroom: … First: Wow.  There've been rumors for years that Ive had one foot out the door, that his last real interest …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Interview with Jony Ive on why he is leaving Apple, continuing to work with the company with his new firm LoveFrom, whose name was inspired by Steve Jobs, more  —  It is the end of an era at Apple.  Jony Ive will leave the company later this year to start a new venture of his own, called LoveFrom — with Apple as his first client.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple design team leaders Evans Hankey and Alan Dye will now report to COO Jeff Williams; 24-year Apple vet Sabih Khan named SVP of Operations  —  Apple's longtime head of design, Jony Ive, is leaving the company to start his own design firm, Apple announced today.
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Following criticism, Twitter rolls out a notice for tweets from political figures, verified users, and accounts with 100K+ followers that break its guidelines  —  The platform has been criticized for letting politicians break the rules without consequence  —  Today, Twitter is rolling …
The Keyword:
Google rolls out live traffic delays for buses and predictions of transit crowdedness in nearly 200 cities globally for Google Maps on iOS and Android  —  On days when everything runs smoothly, taking public transit is one of the best ways to get around town.
Samantha Cole / VICE:
After backlash, the creator of DeepNude, which uses AI to remove clothing from images of women, takes it offline, citing server overload and potential harms  —  An app that algorithmically “undressed” images of women was taken down by its creator, citing server overload and potential harms.
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Alphabet to merge its cybersecurity startup Chronicle, which released its first product Backstory in March, into Google Cloud later this year  —  KEY POINTS  —  Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud and formerly president of product development at Oracle, speaks at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Oct. 3, 2017.
CNBC:
In a first, Apple will begin selling One Drop, a glucose monitor for those with diabetes that works with iPhone and Watch, in select US stores  —  KEY POINTS  — Select Apple Stores now sell One Drop, a blood glucose monitor that closely integrates with the iPhone and the Apple Watch.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Superhuman, a $30/month email service designed for speed that has less than 15,000 users, raises $33M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz at a $260M valuation  —  One of Silicon Valley's buzziest start-ups, Superhuman, is betting its app's shiny features are worth a premium price.
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Axon, formerly Taser, a supplier of body cams and software for 47 out of the 69 largest US police agencies, to ban the use of facial recognition on its devices  —  Its ethics board says the technology is not reliable enough to justify using.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla launches Firefox Preview, a pilot of its new Android browser powered by its GeckoView engine, to replace the current Firefox for Android app this fall  —  Mozilla today announced Firefox Preview, a pilot of its new Android browser.  Firefox Preview, which is powered …
Eric Geller / Politico:
Sources: senior Trump officials have discussed whether to seek legislation prohibiting tech companies from using encryption that law enforcement can't break  —  Senior Trump administration officials met on Wednesday to discuss whether to seek legislation prohibiting tech companies from using forms …
Wall Street Journal:
Inside AMD's battle with the US government over a deal with the supercomputer developer Sugon, which saved AMD but helped China get advanced chip technology  —  Advanced Micro Devices revived its fortunes through the deal, and sparked a national-security battle
Micah Singleton / Billboard:
Spotify users who pre-save albums are granting record labels like Sony Music broad access to their accounts and data, the extent of which is often obscured  —  Users who “pre-save” an upcoming release to their Spotify accounts may be sharing more personal data with the act's label than they realize.
Katharine Schwab / Fast Company:
Researchers: Google's reCAPTCHA v3 raises privacy concerns with its cookie-based data collection and Google's suggestion to embed reCAPTCHA everywhere on a site  —  The latest version of the bot detector reCaptcha is invisible to users and has spread to more than 650,000 websites.

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