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July 16, 2019, 12:05 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 855 Plus, which runs the CPU at up to 2.96GHz instead of the earlier 2.84GHz and also delivers a 15% graphics speed boost  —  Qualcomm is shaking up its once-a-year approach to updating its flagship mobile processor, and it could be good news for Android phone fans who crave raw performance.
Bloomberg:
How YouTube trampled dozens of companies as it grew over the years, from ad brokers like AppNexus to content networks like Vevo and Machinima  —  - Former allies, rivals in video ads seek trustbuster attention  — Google unit says it competes in broader market, including TV
Washington Post:
Privacy advocates and lawmakers say Apple is an ally in name only on tightening privacy laws; in some cases Apple backs lobbying efforts against regulation  —  The iPhone maker has created sky-high expectations of its commitment to privacy with its public pronouncements.
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Workers detail how Instacart punishes them if they don't accept low-paying, undesirable tasks they otherwise might reject  —  When Instacart's eponymous grocery delivery app gets a new order in, it typically alerts a nearby “full-service shopper,” its term for the worker who gathers and delivers …
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
Researcher: software from RingCentral and Zhumu, which license Zoom's tech, is affected by the same flaw in Zoom that could give attackers access to Mac cameras  —  The fallout from Zoom's massive webcam vulnerability continues.  In a report published today, security researcher Karan Lyons shows …

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