News highlights – 6 June

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News highlights for 6 June

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Trump’s blocking of certain Twitter users contravenes 1st Amendment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A free-speech institute on Tuesday sent a letter to President Donald Trump demanding the prolific tweeter unblock certain Twitter users on grounds the practice violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Read more…

Canadian court reviews Yahoo hacker’s bail request

TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian appeals court justice said on Monday that he would review a bail request by Karim Baratov, a man charged by U.S. prosecutors of involvement in a high-profile breach of Yahoo email accounts. Read more…

Chile looks at undersea cable to China, interesting high tech investors

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile is looking at expanding its undersea fiber optic network across the Pacific Ocean to China and south to Patagonia, a project that has attracted interest from international companies including Amazon, the government said on Tuesday. Read more…

Pinterest raises funds, now valued at $12.3 billion

(Reuters) – Pinterest, which develops visual search technology and allows users to save images on its website, has raised $150 million from existing investors in its latest round of funding valuing the company at $12.3 billion, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Read more…

Apple makes it easier to get your screen fixed, finally

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed? Apple Inc customers will soon have more choices as the company looks to reduce long wait times for iPhone repairs at its retail stores.

By the end of 2017, Apple will to put its proprietary machines for mending cracked iPhone glass in about 400 authorized third-party repair centers in 25 countries, company executives told Reuters. Read more…

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