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July 3, 2019, 7:15 AM

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Joseph Cox / VICE:
China's border guards close to Xinjiang install Android malware on tourists' devices that scans for 70K+ files and downloads texts, calendar entries, phone logs  —  The malware downloads a tourist's text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
Mike Davidson / Mike Industries:
Superhuman, an email app that raised $33M in June, adds read receipt tracking pixels to outgoing mail and doesn't let users stop image loading on incoming mail  —  Over the past 25 years, email has weaved itself into the daily fabric of life.  Our inboxes contain everything from very personal letters …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
House subcommittee sends letter requesting Facebook halt Libra's development until Congress and regulators can investigate potential risks to the global economy  —  ‘These vulnerabilities could be exploited and obscured by bad actors’  —  House Democrats are requesting Facebook halt development …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber Eats launches Dine-In, which lets users order food before going to a restaurant and then eat it there, in Austin, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego, and more  —  Tired of cleaning up after take-out or getting hangry waiting at your table in restaurants?  Well Uber Eats is barging into the dine-in business.
Ina Fried / Axios:
200+ companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, have called on SCOTUS to allow existing sex discrimination laws to cover LGBTQ workers  —  More than 200 large businesses, including most of the big technology companies, are calling on the Supreme Court to find …
James B. Cutchin / Los Angeles Times:
Grubhub denies allegations that it created websites for restaurant partners without their permission, says the service was included in their contracts  —  It looked like the perfect David and Goliath story.  A tech giant was secretly buying up large swaths of the internet …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Xiaomi announces Mimoji as part of its CC9 phone series launch, a feature that appears very similar to Apple's Memoji  —  Apple's Memoji may have become the more popular 3D avatar feature for smartphones, but Xiaomi wants people to know that its similarly-named version — Mimoji — came first …
Travis Yeh / Facebook:
Facebook updates News Feed ranking algorithm to reduce the distribution of sensational health claims or promotion of products with health-related claims  —  People come together on Facebook to talk about, advocate for, and connect around things like nutrition, fitness and health issues.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook open sources DLRM, a deep learning recommendation model that can be used for benchmarking the speed and accuracy performance of recommendation engines  —  Facebook today announced the open source release of Deep Learning Recommendation Model (DLRM), a state-of-the-art AI model …

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