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June 3, 2020, 10:05 AM

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Ivan Mehta / The Next Web:
Zoom CEO says the app's upcoming end-to-end encryption feature will be available only to paid users in order to comply with law enforcement in case of misuse  —  If you're a free Zoom user, and waiting for the company to roll out end-to-end encryption for better protection of your calls, you're out of luck.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Zoom reports Q1 revenue of $328.2M, up 169% YoY, and 265K customers with 10+ employees, up 354% YoY; projected Q2 revenue is nearly double expectations  —  - Zoom's revenue growth picked up significantly during the quarter.  — The company more than doubled its revenue guidance for the fiscal year as well.
New York Times:
On a call with Facebook employees Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg stood firmly behind his decision to leave up President Trump's inflammatory posts  —  In a call with Facebook employees, who have protested the inaction on President Trump's messages, Mark Zuckerberg said his decision was “pretty thorough.”
Ina Fried / Axios:
New York Times:
Sidney Fussell / Wired:
Protests renew scrutiny of tech company's ties to law enforcement, as company officials issue statements in support of protesters  —  Amazon executives tweeted support for protesters.  But the company sells a surveillance tool to police that studies say misidentifies darker-skinned people.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek says Facebook and PayPal were participating in its ongoing Series F; Gojek was valued at $10B after raising $1.2B in March  —  Facebook and PayPal have made investments in GoJek, joining Google and Tencent among other high-profile technology companies …
Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan / Financial Times:
Google removes Remove China Apps, which promised to help users rid their smartphones of Chinese apps, from the Play Store; the app had 4.7M downloads in India  —  Remove China Apps reached top of Play Store in India before it was ousted on Tuesday  —  Google intervened on Tuesday after millions …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Early build of iOS 14 points to the addition of an offline, built-in translator in Safari and possible full support of Apple Pencil input on websites  —  Apple is working to include a built-in translator in Safari, 9to5Mac has learned, as well as full Apple Pencil support on websites.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Trump's executive order on social media is facing its first legal challenge, from the Center for Democracy and Technology, filed in DC's US District Court  —  The nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology argues that the president's move against Twitter and other companies is retaliatory.
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Rivals say Microsoft used sharp-elbowed tactics to push Teams during the pandemic, deploying 50 staffers to work with NYC's school district to replace Zoom  —  The tech giant sees Teams, its group conferencing and collaboration software, as critical to its future
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
The BBC releases first beta of Beeb, its English language voice assistant, to UK Windows Insider members, with an ability to understand a range of UK accents  —  The BBC has launched an early version of its previously announced voice assistant in partnership with Microsoft.

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