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July 6, 2020, 12:05 PM

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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Uber buys food delivery service Postmates for $2.65B in an all-stock deal  —  - Uber agreed to buy Postmates, the fourth-largest U.S. delivery food service, for $2.65 billion in stock.  — Uber had attempted to acquire GrubHub last month but talks failed.
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook and Telegram say they are suspending requests for user data from Hong Kong police, following a new national security law by China  —  Action comes ‘pending further assessment’ of China's national-security law for territory  —  HONG KONG— Facebook Inc. FB .97% and its WhatsApp messaging service …
Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
Even if government use of facial recognition tech is regulated more strictly, issues will remain due to the ubiquity of the same tech in consumer devices  —  A growing number of gadgets are scanning your face.  —  Facial recognition is having a reckoning.
Malkia Devich-Cyril / The Atlantic:
To defend Black lives, and protect their rights and dignity, we must defund facial recognition and other surveillance tech fueling racist US policing  —  I'm a second-generation Black activist, and I'm tired of being spied on by the police.  —  Ahmaud Arbery.  Breonna Taylor.  Tony McDade.
Benjamin Wallace / Vulture:
Inside Quibi's implosion, aided by the divisive management styles of Katzenberg and Whitman, compounded by a failure to understand its digital-native audience  —  The Emmy race has begun!  Vulture is taking a close look at the contenders until nomination-round voting closes on July 13.
Bloomberg:
Source: UK to begin phasing out use of Huawei equipment in its 5G network as soon as this year, after report doubted viability of Huawei due to new US sanctions  —  - Decision would reverse green light given to Chinese tech giant  — Minister Dowden to give statement on Huawei before July 22
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Netflix began to build its Black content catalog, the envy of Hollywood, in 2015 after the success of “Orange Is the New Black” and a memo from Black employees  —  The company didn't set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it's the envy of its rivals.
John Haughey / Washington Examiner:
Florida becomes first state to enact a DNA privacy law, blocking life, disability, and long-term insurers from accessing genetic data  —  Florida on Wednesday became the nation's first state to enact a DNA privacy law, prohibiting life, disability and long-term care insurance companies from using genetic tests for coverage purposes.
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