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July 6, 2020, 2:40 PM

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Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Facebook, Telegram, and Twitter say they have suspended requests for user data from Hong Kong police, following a new national security law by China  —  The social network said it would review the city's punitive new national security law, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by a large American tech company.
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.
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.
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:
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Ex-Yahoo engineer sentenced to five years of probation and home confinement for hacking into 6,000+ Yahoo Mail accounts to search for sexually explicit content  —  Hacker sentenced to five years probation, with home confinement condition.  —  A former Yahoo engineer was sentenced to five years …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
US Treasury data: scooter rental startup Bird received a loan worth between $5M and $10M from the Paycheck Protection Program, weeks before it laid off 400+  —  Scooter companies, AV startups, LIDAR manufacturers among companies receiving PPP loans  —  Bird, the beleaguered e-scooter company …

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