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July 3, 2019, 3:40 PM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Facebook says it is working to fix outages across News Feed, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger that are causing issues loading images and more  —  Facebook has had problems loading images, videos, and other data across its apps today, leaving some people unable to load photos in the Facebook News Feed …
Nikkei Asian Review:
Sources: HP and Dell plan to shift up to 30% of notebook production out of China; Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Nintendo also want to move some production  —  Production shift to create new rivals for world's consumer tech factory  —  TAIPEI/HONG KONG/CHONGQING— Global consumer electronics makers HP …
Reuters:
Contradicting Trump's surprise Huawei announcement, an internal memo says Commerce Department staff should still treat the company as blacklisted  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official told the Commerce Department's enforcement staff this week that China's Huawei should still …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
iOS 13 beta includes an ARKit-based FaceTime feature that makes it look as if users are looking into the camera even when looking at the image on the screen  —  Fake eye contact for improved intimacy  —  iOS 13's third developer beta includes a new feature that makes it look …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
In a letter to Senator Chris Coons, Amazon says it keeps Alexa transcripts and voice recordings indefinitely, only removing them if manually deleted by users  —  If you have hangups about Amazon and privacy on its smart assistant, Alexa, you're not alone.  Even after Amazon sent answers …
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
D-Link agrees to implement a new security program to settle a 2017 FTC complaint that alleged D-Link left thousands open to well-known attacks  —  Agreement settles charges D-Link left users open to critical and widespread threats.  —  Router and webcam maker D-Link has agreed to implement …
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Following two deadly passenger incidents in 2018, Didi Chuxing says it has removed over 300K drivers that failed to meet its standards  —  2018 was the year when Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing company that defeated Uber in China, vowed to put safety ahead of rocket-ship growth after two deadly passenger incidents.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
In its latest transparency report, Apple says it received 80 requests from 11 countries to pull 634 apps from its app stores from July 1 to December 31, 2018  —  For the first time, Apple has published the number of requests it's received from governments to take down apps from its app store.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Paris-based Cubyn, which lets e-merchants outsource fulfillment and delivery logistics, raises €12M Series B led by DN Capital  —  Cubyn, the Paris-based logistics startup that lets e-merchants outsource fulfilment and delivery logistics, has raised €12 million in new funding.

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