Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on:
Facebook responds to murder video backlash: “We know we need to do better”
The company on Monday promised to review its process for users to report inappropriate content as the search continues for a man who is believed to have uploaded a video of himself killing someone to the site on Sunday.
Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s vice president of global operations, wrote in a blog post
on Monday that the company wants to make it easier for users to flag posts that may violate Facebook's rules. (It took nearly two hours to take the video down, according to Osofsky’s post.)
Wired has a good analysis of what went wrong here.
Report: Apple gets ready to launch three new iPhones
In its most extensive iPhone lineup to date, Apple is preparing three phones for launch as soon as this fall, according to Bloomberg.
Citing sources, Bloomberg says the offerings include the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the-line handset with an overhauled look.
For the redesigned phone, Apple is testing a new type of screen, curved glass and stainless steel materials, and more advanced cameras.
Getting the redesigned iPhone could be challenging though. Supply constraints could mean the device isn’t widely available until up to two months after the fall introduction.
H-1B visa applicants drop for the first time in years
For the first time in years, the number of H-1B visa applications has decreased — a signal that President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric is deterring employers from hiring foreign workers, experts say.
That rhetoric will ramp up today, when Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to the visa program.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services said Monday it had received 199,000 H-1B applications for the next fiscal year, according to the federal immigration agency. That’s a steep decline from the 236,000 received last year and the 233,000 it received in 2015.
Trump is expected to sign an order called “Buy American, Hire American,” at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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