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July 4, 2019, 1:05 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple to introduce a new scissor switch keyboard that supposedly offers durability and longer key travel, in the 2019 MacBook Air and the 2020 MacBook Pro  —  Apple is apparently set to ditch the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015, which has been the root of reliability issues …
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 …
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 …
Tom Westbrook / Reuters:
Australian consumer watchdog sues Samsung for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy phones as suitable for use in non-fresh water  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's (005930.KS) Australian unit …
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.
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.
Aishah Hussain / Legal Cheek:
Legal chatbot service DoNotPay raises a £3.7M seed round led by Felicis Ventures, with a16z, Founders Fund, and others participating  —  Joshua Browder secures big financial boost  —  A British lawtech entrepreneur has received a hefty cash injection from a string of high-profile Silicon Valley investors.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: HQ Trivia laid off about 20% of its staff this week; the company says it will launch a $9.99/month subscription service later this month  —  HQ Trivia is struggling after a mutiny failed to oust its CEO.  Downloads per month are down 92% versus last June according to Sensor Tower.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU member states veto new rules mandating a WiFi-based standard for internet connected cars, opening the way for 5G tech backed by BMW, Qualcomm, others  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday …

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