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August 6, 2019, 6:55 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The Apple Card, issued in partnership with Goldman Sachs, begins a preview rollout to randomly selected US customers today  —  Wide availability by the end of the month  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Apple Card would arrive in August on the company's last earnings call, and here it is …
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Disney CEO says Disney+ will have a $12.99 bundle that includes ad-supported Hulu and ESPN+ when it launches on November 12  —  The Streamable is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission when you sign up with our links.  —  On today's, Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Call Disney …
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
Trump tweets a video of a Lou Dobbs interview with a fired Google engineer, who had proposed a Richard Spencer fundraiser and suggested skinheads rebrand  —  On Monday morning, President Donald Trump finally took the time to issue a (hollow and thoroughly unconvincing) denunciation …
Kellen / Droid Life:
Samsung's marketing materials leak ahead of Unpacked event, showing a 6.3" Galaxy Note 10 and a 6.8" Note 10+ with updated S-Pen that supports air gestures  —  Samsung will finally show off the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ tomorrow at an Unpacked event in NYC.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
DOJ charges Pakistani man with bribing AT&T employees over $1M to install malware on the company's network, in a scheme that unlocked more than 2M devices  —  DOJ charges Pakistani man with bribing AT&T employees more than $1 million to install malware on the company's network, unlock more than 2 million devices.
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Instagram looks to hire a strategic partnerships manager focused on meme accounts, following a series of meme account purges, the latest taking down 142 in July  —  For nearly three years, 15-year-old Rowan Winch has been building a modern media empire out of his bedroom.
Adrianne Jeffries / VICE:
Late last year, Yelp's app quietly started routing restaurant customers' take out and delivery phone calls through Grubhub for tracking and marketing purposes  —  The phone numbers add tracking before connecting to a restaurant so that Grubhub can bill for a marketing fee.
Aaron Tilley / The Information:
Sources: Apple will make changes to the iOS API for internet voice calls, limiting what apps like WhatsApp can do in the background  —  Apple is taking a swipe at Facebook and other messaging apps by making a small but significant change to its mobile operating system.
Michelle Nichols / Reuters:
Leaked UN report: North Korea has generated an estimated $2B using widespread and sophisticated cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges  —  UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using …
Jane Manchun Wong:
The code in Twitter's Android app shows that it is working on a “snooze” feature that will allow users to pause push notifications for 1, 3, or 12 hours  —  HONG KONG - Seeing the blue circle of push notifications popping up our Twitter app often sparks joy.
Thanks:@wongmjane
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Since January, Trump's campaign has posted 2,000+ immigration-focused Facebook ads that use the word “invasion”; report suggests the ads cost $1.25M  —  Some of President Trump's re-election ads have repeated his inflammatory claims about an “invasion” on the southern border …
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