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July 4, 2019, 6:15 AM

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Rahul Vohra / Superhuman:
Superhuman says it is removing location tracking, deleting location data, turning read statuses off by default, and building an option to disable remote images  —  I'm Rahul Vohra, founder and CEO of Superhuman.  Over the last 24 hours, we have seen vigorous debate on pixel tracking within email …
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Sources: Walmart is projecting losses of $1B+ for its US e-commerce division this year; e-commerce CEO Marc Lore is exhausted by internal politics  —  Walmart bought Jet.com to compete with Amazon, but Jet founder Marc Lore is feeling the heat as e-commerce losses surpass $1 billion.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Facebook says it has resolved outages that began at ~8am ET across News Feed, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger that caused issues loading images and more  —  The issue caused some images and features to break across all of Facebook's apps  —  Facebook had problems loading images, videos …
Allie Funk / Wired:
Until the US Biometric Exit Program prioritizes privacy and resolves technical and legal shortcomings, airport travelers should opt out of facial recognition  —  Last month, I was at Detroit's Metro Airport for a connecting flight to Southeast Asia.  I listened as a Delta Air Lines staff …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Unknown attackers are spamming OpenPGP certificates, breaking a core component of encryption software PGP and showing a fundamental weakness known for a decade  —  A new wave of spamming attacks on a core component of PGP's ecosystem has highlighted a fundamental weakness in the whole ecosystem.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Broadcom is in advanced talks to acquire Symantec in a deal that could be reached in weeks; Symantec shares rise 13%+  —  - CEO Tan has branched out into software already with CA deal  — Chipmaker led wave of deals that reshaped the industry
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 …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK competition agency launches investigation into how Google and Facebook collect and use user data and if they've abused their power to dominate the ad market  —  Competition watchdog to investigate potential abuse of power and control of user data  —  The UK competition watchdog has launched …
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 …

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