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July 3, 2019, 7:25 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 …
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 …
Mike Davidson / Mike Industries:
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ellen Milligan / Bloomberg:
Amazon says it plans to hire 2,000 more workers in UK, including engineers, software developers, and data scientists, bringing its total headcount there to 30K  —  - New hires bring Amazon's U.K. workforce to almost 30,000  —  Amazon.com Inc. is set to hire more than 2,000 workers in the U.K. …
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