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June 3, 2020, 8:45 PM

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Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg's Tuesday meeting with Facebook employees, including his thoughts on Trump's recent posts, democracy, speech, and racial justice  —  This is how Facebook's CEO is thinking about democracy, speech, and racial justice at a critical moment.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Over 30 early Facebook employees, including its first comms chief, write an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg opposing his choice to leave Trump's posts unaltered  —  In an open letter, nearly three dozen called on the chief executive to take action on President Trump's messages.
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
A proposed $5B class action suit filed Tuesday accuses Google of covertly collecting user browsing info in Incognito mode via Google Analytics and other tools  —  (Reuters) - Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading …
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 …
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.
Washington Post:
America is awash in cameras, a double-edged sword for protesters, who can record police brutality, and cops, who can use them to track down protesters  —  Smartphone cameras, home security cameras, traffic cameras — digital eyes are a boon and danger to protesters.
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.
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Activists say Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM, all who expressed solidarity with protestors, should reassess their work with police forces; none have said they will  —  Activists say powerful tech companies have a responsibility to break business ties with law enforcement or use those relationships as leverage to demand needed reforms.
Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:
a16z announces Talent x Opportunity fund, starting with $2.2M from a16z partners, to invest in underserved founders; all returns will be reinvested in the fund  —  Andreessen Horowitz announced today in a blog post that it is launching a fund designed to invest in underrepresented and underserved founders.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
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.

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