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June 1, 2020, 10:10 PM

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New York Times:
In a rare public protest at Facebook, hundreds of employees stage a virtual walkout, pushing back on Zuckerberg's choice to let Trump's inflammatory posts stand  —  While Twitter started labeling some of the president's inflammatory posts, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company should leave them alone.
Sam Shead / CNBC:
As some Facebook employees publicly express anger, Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook is committing $10M to groups working on racial injustice  —  - At least six Facebook employees have condemned CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up President Trump's post.
TechCrunch:
Google adds a suite of Bedtime tools to Android, building on its Wind Down feature, to turn on Do Not Disturb and enable grayscale effect, for Pixels first  —  At Google's 2018 I/O developer conference, the company debuted a new suite of “digital well-being” aimed at helping Android users better manage their screen time.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Twitter restricts a tweet from US House Rep. Matt Gaetz for violating its policy against glorifying violence, after it had been retweeted over 12,000 times  —  The platform did not remove it  —  Twitter has restricted a tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for violating its policies …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple pushes iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1, saying it patches the flaw allowing the Unc0ver jailbreak, and also pushes updates for watchOS, tvOS, HomePod, and macOS  —  Apple is releasing iOS 13.5.1 to the public today following last month's release of iOS 13.5.  Apple says that today's update …
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
Hachette, Penguin Random House, Wiley, HarperCollins sue Internet Archive, saying its project to let users borrow ebooks scanned from books violates copyrights  —  Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony postpones a PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4 “to allow more important voices to be heard”, following similar moves by EA and Google amid protests  —  Sony's decision follows similar moves by EA and Google  —  Sony is postponing its PlayStation 5 event that was scheduled for June 4th due to ongoing protests.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
A bipartisan group of Senators say they plan to introduce a bill regulating contact-tracing and exposure-notification apps  —  Senate lawmakers plan to unveil a bipartisan bill on Monday that would regulate contact-tracing and exposure-notification apps, seeking to ensure new digital tools meant …
NBC News:
Twitter suspended the account of a white nationalist group claiming be an Antifa organization that pushed violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests  —  Two hashtags that trended worldwide on Twitter falsely claimed that there was a “cover-up” or a “blackout” of protests in Washington, D.C., overnight.
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Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
OpenAI researchers debut GPT-3 language model trained with 175B parameters, far more than GPT-2's biggest version with 1.5B parameters  —  A team of more than 30 OpenAI researchers have released a paper about GPT-3, a language model capable of achieving state-of-the-art results on a range …

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