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July 3, 2019, 12:10 PM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …

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