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June 4, 2020, 4:55 PM

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Tim Cook / Apple:
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Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Moxie Marlinspike / Signal Blog:
Messaging app Signal adds face blurring tool on iOS and Android to help hide protesters' identities  —  Right now, people around the world are marching and protesting against racism and police brutality, outraged by the most recent police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook will start blocking state-controlled media outlets from buying ads in the US this summer and is rolling out labels for ads and posts from those outlets  —  Facebook said Thursday it will begin blocking state-controlled media outlets from buying advertising in the U.S. this summer.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Google researchers say hackers backed by China recently targeted the Biden campaign while Iran targeted the Trump campaign, but see “no signs of compromise”  —  Google security researchers say they've identified efforts by at least two nation state-backed hackers against the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns.
Reuters:
Sources: Amazon is in early-stage talks to buy a ~5% stake, worth at least $2B, in Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel  —  NEW DELHI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Amazon.com (AMZN.O) is in early-stage talks to buy a stake worth at least $2 billion in Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Brad Artziniega / The Official Medium Blog:
Medium launches Newsletters, to let publications start newsletters on the platform and get replies from readers directly in the publications' inboxes  —  Four years ago, we launched Letters to help Publications connect with their audience directly in their readers' inboxes.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Kitty Hawk shuts down original Flyer program, shifts focus to developing Heaviside, a sleeker electric aircraft that can fly and land anywhere autonomously  —  Kitty Hawk is shutting down its Flyer program, the aviation startup's inaugural moonshot to develop an ultralight electric flying car designed for anyone to use.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
iOS 13.5.5 beta code hints that Apple still plans to introduce a service bundle that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, and more in a single subscription  —  Apple is rumored to introduce a service bundle that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, and more in a single subscription. 9to5Mac …

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