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June 19, 2020, 10:10 AM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple rejects HEY appeal, noting email apps must work without paid subscription; Apple suggests offering in-app sub or to reconfigure app as IMAP and POP client  —  In a brief call today about Basecamp's Hay email app from the iOS App Store, Apple's Phil Schiller told me that there would currently …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft says some app stores are creating a far higher barrier to fair competition than Microsoft did when found guilty of antitrust violations 20 years ago  —  - Developers put at a disadvantage by unfair rules, Smith says  — European Commission this week launched investigation of Apple
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with House antitrust committee chair Rep. David Cicilline who says Apple is acting like a monopolist and a bully whose App Store fees are “highway robbery”  —  Apple is acting like a monopolist and a bully, according to the chairman of the House antitrust subcommittee.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Google removes 106 malicious Chrome extensions with 32M downloads that collect browsing history and sensitive credentials following researcher discovery  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions …
Media Matters for America:
Facebook says it has removed ads from Trump's 2020 campaign that featured Nazi iconography; the campaign ran 88 ads with the inverted red triangle symbol  —  Update (6/18/20, 1:15 p.m. EDT): Facebook has removed the ads in question following this post and public backlash.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at the internal divisions at Apple over its plans for an AR/VR headset, which may be released in 2022; AR glasses to be released by 2023 at the earliest  —  In late 2018, Apple Inc. was a few years into its plan to build a powerful headset with both virtual- and augmented-reality capabilities when things shifted dramatically.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Financial Times:
Wirecard's CEO Markus Braun resigns over the missing €1.9B in cash; James Freis, chief compliance officer who joined company on Thursday, named as interim CEO  —  Markus Braun resigns as payment group's shares continue to collapse and investors threaten legal action
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