July 26, 2019, 8:10 PM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
DOJ approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger; Dish will acquire Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint's prepaid business, and “certain” spectrum assets as part of the deal  —  After over a year of waiting in regulatory limbo  —  The United States Justice Department has approved …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
The DOJ requires both the new T-Mobile and the new Dish wireless service to support eSIMs, which may speed up the adoption of the technology in the US  —  The DOJ is requiring T-Mobile and dish to support eSIM  —  The Department of Justice may have just done more to help eliminate …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Source: Apple contractors grading Siri responses regularly hear sensitive info with data that may identify the user, often due to accidental Siri activations  —  Workers hear drug deals, medical details and people having sex, says whistleblower  —  Apple contractors regularly hear confidential …
Source: Apple and Goldman Sachs' credit card, the Apple Card, is targeted to launch as early as the first half of August  —  - Card aims to bolster Apple services, push consumers to Goldman  — The corporate pairing was ambitious, and at times awkward
Trump says Apple will not be given tariff waivers or relief for Mac Pro parts made in China, calls on Apple to build products in the US instead  —  KEY POINTS  — President Trump said his administration will not provide waivers or relief for Apple products built in China.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
A developer based in Crimea and one based in Iran say that GitHub has “restricted” their accounts “due to US trade controls”  —  If you use GitHub's online services in a country facing US sanctions, you could be about to be kicked off all but the most basic offerings.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter Q2 earnings beat estimates with revenues of $841M, up 18% YoY, and 139M monetizable daily active users (mDAUs), up 14% YoY; stock up 10%+  —  KEY POINTS  — Its the first quarterly report with a new measurement of engagement — monetizable daily active users (mDAUs).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is rolling out a new chat-based Cortana UI for Windows 10 as a beta to Windows Insiders in the US, with support for text and voice queries  —  It's more conversational than before  —  Microsoft is tweaking how Cortana works in Windows 10.  While the digital assistant might …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins sentenced to time served and one year of supervised release for writing and selling the Kronos banking malware  —  Marcus Hutchins, the malware researcher who became known as an “accidental hero” for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017 …

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