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June 3, 2020, 2:45 PM

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Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Supercuts of violent police behavior during widespread protests have been going viral on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, with one racking up over 45M views  —  Supercuts of police behavior are receiving enormous numbers of views.  —  An officer shoving a protester to the ground.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap says it has stopped promoting Trump's account in Discover, after a tweet from days ago about protesters at the White House meeting “ominous weapons”  —  Trump will retain his account but no longer appear in Discover  —  President Trump's verified Snapchat account will no longer …
Sidney Fussell / Wired:
Protests renew scrutiny of tech companies' 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.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
As tech companies cancel events into 2021, Consumer Technology Association says next January's CES will take place “both physically in Las Vegas and digitally”  —  Other companies are canceling large conferences  —  The group behind CES plans to hold the enormous tech convention …
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:
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SoftBank launches Opportunity Growth Fund to invest in companies led by founders and entrepreneurs of color, initially starting with $100M  —  As we continue to see protests across the US (and elsewhere) sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota, SoftBank is announcing …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Microsoft starts bringing its Chromium-based version of Edge to all Windows 10 users through an automatic update; the browser previously needed to be downloaded  —  New Edge is rolling out to Windows 10 users via Windows Update.  —  Microsoft this week announced it was deprecating …
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 firms …
New York Times:
In a rare public protest at Facebook, hundreds of staff staged 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.
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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.

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