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Inside Design (Apr 15th, 2019)

1. After the UK-based Halifax bank debuted its new "Make it Happen" rebranding, it was accused of reusing assets from its rival Monzo. On TwitterMonzo's chief executive Tom Blomfield pointed out that Halifax's promotional images included assets from Monzo's promotional decks. Halifax contracted the independent agency Rufus Leonard for the design, which responded that the incident was "embarrassing," but claimed the images showed an "early-stage" mockup that Halifax ultimately rejected. —THE DRUM 

Hey @AskHalifaxBank 👋

It's great to see your updated brand identity, but it looks like you forgot to update couple of things.

The card in the photo still displays the @monzo BIN (5355 22) and the name of one of our staff members... 😉 pic.twitter.com/Ykqvz3mPZU

— Tom Blomfield (@t_blom) April 12, 2019
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2. A Florida resident who was struck by a Lyft driver is suing the company, claiming the proprietary Lyft app is “unreasonably dangerous” and distracts drivers. Palm Beach County resident Teresa Brookes was struck and injured earlier this year by a Lyft driver who she claims was distracted by Lyft's app. The driver in question said he “did not see” Brookes before striking her, according to police reports. —DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW 

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3. Although Apple isn't expected to any reveal future iOS updates until its WWDC event in June, 9 to 5 Mac claims to have received leaks from "people familiar with the development." These alleged leaks indicate that iOS 13 will include a system-wide dark mode, multitasking windows for iPad, a new 'undo' gesture, an improved Mail app, a new Reminders app, and an unobtrusive volume UI, among other changes. —9 TO 5 MAC 

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4. Twitter appears to have deleted several users' tweets that included a news story about leaked Starz TV episodes after a DMCA takedown request, even though neither the tweets nor the story included links to pirated episodes. Twitter's choice to delete tweets linking to TorrentFreak's articles was described as "egregious" and "over-reaching" by CJR's Mathew Ingram, whose tweet was deleted that included TorrentFreak's follow-up article. In a statement to IndieWire, Starz apologized and claimed some tweets were "inadvertently caught up" in its DMCA takedown sweep. —GIZMODO 

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5. Web Designer Depot rounded up a fresh list of design tools and products for this month, including Codetalks.tvGeenesSpider, and Humane by Design

6. Using photos taken by photographer Zackary Drucker, Broadly created the Gender Spectrum Collection — a stock photo library with trans and non-binary models. —BROADLY 

7. Designer Marvin Hassan compiled a "totally incomplete and utterly unfished" list of non-white male designers to follow. —MEDIUM 

8. Designer Jay Freestone provided an update on the current state of progressive web apps, and concluded that although the term has somewhat lost its meaning in certain settings, he's hopeful that PWA applications will improve on iOS. —BROWSER 

9. While design tools can make some designers' jobs easier, they can limit agency designers who often have a large number of clients with differing style guidelines and requirements. —FAST COMPANY 

10. IKEA has a new and slightly altered logo, designed by the Sweeden-based Seventy Agency. —UNDER CONSIDERATION 

Written and curated by Sean Wolfe. He is a tech reporter based in Brooklyn, New York, and has previously worked at Business Insider and GIE Media. Follow him on Twitter at @seanthomaswolfe.

Editing team: Managing editor Kim Lyons, a Pittsburgh-based journalist with recent bylines in the NYTimes and Columbia Journalism Review and editor Susmita Baral with recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz.

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