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May 22, 2020, 11:40 PM

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Alfred Ng / CNET:
Mozilla, Twitter, and a coalition that includes Facebook, Apple, and Google, call on Congress to protect search and browser data from warrantless access  —  A recent amendment to require the FBI to get a warrant to view browsing data failed by one vote.  —  A group of technology companies …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Interview with Sundar Pichai on working from home, antitrust, collaborating with Apple and others, how Alphabet's holding company model held up, and more  —  In an interview, the Google and Alphabet CEO discusses working from home, weathering antitrust probes, and how the company needs to do a better job on diversity.
Olivia Carville / Bloomberg:
IBM announces job cuts, will offer subsidized medical coverage to all affected US employees through June 2021; sources say layoffs will be in the thousands  —  - Thousands of IBM workers in North America likely affected  — Newly unemployed staff fear finding another job in a recession
Camilla Tominey / Telegraph:
Boris Johnson instructed officials to draw up plans to reduce Huawei's involvement in UK's 5G networks to zero by 2023, a reversal of a softer policy approach  —  The Prime Minister has instructed officials to draw up plans that would see China's involvement in the UK's 5G network reduced to zero
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Sources: a version of iOS 14 dated Dec. 2019, likely obtained via a development iPhone 11, has been circulating among researchers and jailbreakers for months  —  Security researchers and hackers have had access to a leaked early version of iOS 14, the iPhone's next operating system, since at least February, Motherboard has learned.
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Facebook revises proposal for Willow Village, its 50+ acre development project in Menlo Park, to reduce square footage by 29%, from 1.75M to 1.25M square feet  —  Willow Village near Facebook's Menlo Park HQ undergoes sweeping changes for office space  —  MENLO PARK — Facebook …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Report: 60% of insider cybersecurity threats involve employees leaving their jobs, with 44% forwarding content to personal emails, 16% misusing cloud privileges  —  The majority of staff planning their exit also take sensitive information with them, research suggests.

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