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July 10, 2019, 9:55 AM

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Scott Stein / CNET:
First look at Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller, cheaper, handheld-only model launching September 20 for $200  —  When reports emerged of a lower-cost Nintendo Switch that wouldn't have detachable Joy-Con controllers and couldn't plug into a TV, my son had one question.  What's the point of a Switch that doesn't Switch?
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
AT&T's WarnerMedia reveals the name, HBO Max, for its streaming service coming next spring with 10K hours of programming, including exclusive rights to Friends  —  AT&T's WarnerMedia finally has a name for its streaming service — and some unfortunate news for people hoping it would share some classic shows.
Rani Molla / Vox:
ETR survey of ~580 CIOs or IT decision makers at large enterprises reveals 59% use or plan to adopt Microsoft Teams compared with 35% for Slack  —  Microsoft Teams isn't better than Slack, but it is freer.  —  Tech workers' favorite communications tool, Slack, is losing ground to its biggest rival …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Zoom, following backlash for initially refusing to fix a flaw in its app that allows an attacker to launch the Mac camera via a malicious link, releases a fix  —  AFTER INITIALLY SAYING that it wouldn't issue a full fix for a vulnerability disclosed on Monday, the video conferencing service Zoom has changed course.
Jonathan Leitschuh / Medium:
Joseph Cox / VICE:
GitHub removes reimplementations of DeepNude, a now-shuttered app that digitally removes clothing from images of women, citing violations of policy  —  After the creator of DeepNude shuttered its app that digitally undressed women, multiple people uploaded their own versions to GitHub.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Mozilla says it will not include root certificates of surveillance company DarkMatter, which has been accused of helping UAE hack its citizens, inside Firefox  —  Mozilla declines DarkMatter's application to have its root certificates included in Firefox's root store.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researchers say a networking protocol flaw in two popular hospital anesthesia and respiratory devices made by GE could enable malicious remote tampering  —  Security researchers have found a vulnerability in a networking protocol used in popular hospital anesthesia and respiratory machines …
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Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked documents from surveillance company Perceptics show its pitch to New York's MTA on how it could automatically track and profile vehicles and drivers  —  Just months before millions of its internal documents were stolen and dumped on the internet, the Tennessee-based surveillance company Perceptics …
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Facebook creates a new subsidiary, NPE Team, to build, design, and launch apps that give users “entirely new experiences for building community”  —  Get ready for a flood of new Facebook apps.  The social media giant said Tuesday it's created a team, known as New Product Experimentation …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
YouTube to require those submitting manual copyright claims to give timestamps of where in a video infringing content appears, making creator responses easier  —  YouTube is updating the way it handles manual copyright claims with changes that should make them much less of a headache for video creators.
Nick Heath / TechRepublic:
Raspberry Pi Foundation confirms that the recently released Raspberry Pi 4 does not work with some USB-C cables  —  The Pi's co-creator Eben Upton has confirmed that not every USB-C cable will power the Pi.  —  The Raspberry Pi Foundation has confirmed that the recently released Raspberry Pi 4 …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Glitch, formerly Fog Creek Software, says its community has created 2.5M+ web apps using its collaboration and code sharing platform, reveals 2018 $30M Series A  —  Glitch, the quirky and collaborative coding site, announced a new milestone today: more than 2.5 million apps have been made on its website since it launched in 2017.

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