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July 2, 2019, 11:35 PM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Behind Google's Jigsaw unit, where current and former employees describe a toxic workplace environment, mismanagement, high turnover, and ignored HR complaints  —  Google's internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects.  But current and former employees …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Nvidia unveils new RTX Super series of graphics cards with more power for the same price as RTX; 2060 Super, 2070 Super launch July 9; 2080 Super on July 23  —  2060 Super, 2070 Super launch July 9; 2080 Super launches July 23.  —  The rumors are true: nine months after the launch …
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 …
Thomas Franck / CNBC:
Sources: Dish Network and T-Mobile have agreed to a divestiture deal, pending resolution of DOJ concerns regarding proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger  —  KEY POINTS  —  T-Mobile CEO John Legere (L) speaks as Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure looks on at the New York Stock Exchange, April 30, 2018.
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 …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Twitch streamers are struggling to understand the precedent set by a mere two-week ban of popular streamer Dr Disrespect for streaming in a public bathroom  —  'Twitch is saying there's no real consequences'  —  There was no question that Dr Disrespect's ban from Twitch would be temporary …

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