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July 16, 2019, 10:45 AM

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Bloomberg:
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he has serious concerns about Facebook's Libra, joining Trump and other officials including the Federal Reserve chairman  —  - Treasury Secretary says he has serious concerns about coin  — Facebook executive says crypto won't launch without approvals
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Bloomberg:
Meredith Whittaker, who helped lead employee protests at Google over its military and AI work, and sexual harassment policies, is leaving the company  —  Meredith Whittaker, who helped lead employee protests at Google over the search giant's military work, artificial intelligence and policies, is leaving the company.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
In the next Windows 10 update, expected to arrive in September, Microsoft will allow voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa to activate on the lock screen  —  New changes coming later this year  —  Microsoft is opening up Windows 10 even further to third-party digital assistants.
Press Association:
Facebook introduces a scam ads reporting tool in the UK and donates £3M to Citizens Advice for Scams Action, a dedicated online anti-scam service  —  Social media firm to investigate users' complaints and take down violating posts  —  Fresh efforts to tackle scam adverts across Facebook …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
While Twitter recently said it would add a notice for tweets from politicians that break its guidelines, it didn't flag Trump's racist tweets over the weekend  —  President Trump's attack this Sunday on four first-term congresswomen was widely viewed as one of the most racist he's ever produced.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Feeling unwelcome to share opinions within Google, its conservative staffers have leaked internal info to generate pressure on Google from Republican lawmakers  —  On Jan. 16, Republican lawmakers turned on one of the world's biggest tech companies.  —  A month earlier, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Newsletter platform Substack raises $15.3M series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, says Substack newsletters now have 50,000 paying subscribers  —  Andreessen Horowitz is betting that there's still a big opportunity in newsletters — the venture capital firm is leading a $15.3 million Series A in Substack.
More: Substack Blog and Axios
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says its redesigned desktop website with simplified navigation, which has been in testing since early this year, is rolling out globally starting today  —  Twitter's website is getting a major overhaul.  The company has been testing a new version of its desktop website since …

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