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June 10, 2020, 7:55 AM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's rumored shift to its own CPUs for Mac may parallel the 2005 transition to Intel and brings up similar questions of emulation, developer transition kits  —  Mark Gurman: … I'm not sure what the hedging is about there, other than the fact that anything reported about anyone's future plans could, in theory, change.
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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Twitter and Square say they are adding a permanent company holiday on June 19, or Juneteenth, a key date celebrating African-American emancipation from slavery  —  - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square CEO, tweeted on Tuesday that both companies will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday …
Kana Inagaki / Financial Times:
Honda says a cyberattack on its network forced it to suspend global production and give many staffers a day off; some vehicle factories remain closed  —  Japanese manufacturer forced to suspend global operations for a day following disruption  —  Japanese carmaker Honda said on Tuesday …
Ina Fried / Axios:
In a letter to members of Congress, IBM says it's exiting the general-purpose facial recognition business and opposes the use of such tech for mass surveillance  —  In a letter to members of Congress on Monday, IBM said it is existing the general-purpose facial recognition business …
Sarah Emerson / OneZero :
Menlo Park PD's “Facebook Unit”, partly funded by the company, comes under fire by Black Lives Matters protestors, who say it endangers people of color  —  Menlo Park's ‘Facebook Unit’ comes under fire amidst nationwide protests  —  Sunday afternoon, hundreds of Bay Area residents marched …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook News, a dedicated section linking to journalism sources, launches in the US, first on mobile, following a limited test that rolled out in October  —  Facebook News, the social network's dedicated section devoted to journalism, is today launching for all users in the U.S. The feature …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft all hit record highs as the Nasdaq Composite broke 10,000 for the first time, alongside several explosive IPOs  —  - Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all hit new all-time highs Tuesday after the Nasdaq Composite Index hit a new record.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Signal can now transfer your chat history to a new iPhone from your existing iOS device, similar to a feature that has existed for a while on its Android app  —  Transmitting your data directly between iOS devices  —  Encrypted messaging app Signal now lets you transfer your account data …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Newly released TikTok clone Zynn was removed from the Play Store after reports indicate it was filled with multiple stolen videos from other platforms  —  Multiple influencers told WIRED that their videos had been copied from other platforms and reposted to Zynn without permission.
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Sean Keane / CNET:
Nintendo now says 300K accounts were compromised, up from 160K it said had been affected in April; dates of birth, email addresses, nicknames, and more leaked  —  Nintendo on Tuesday updated a notice about suffering a major privacy breach, noting that its investigation revealed …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
In letter, four GOP senators ask the FCC to review Section 230 and “clearly define the criteria for which companies can receive protections under the statute”  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Republican senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

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