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June 4, 2020, 8:30 AM

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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  —  Over the past week, tech giants including Microsoft, Amazon and IBM have expressed solidarity with protesters who have taken to the streets to oppose police brutality.
Rani Molla / Vox:
Apptopia: since May 25, Americans have downloaded Signal 234K times and Citizen 121K times; Twitter was downloaded more than Facebook and Instagram this week  —  Protesters around the US are turning to technology to organize and stay safe from law enforcement.  Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
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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.
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.
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 …
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Employees at Star Theory, which was developing Kerbal Space Program 2, say the game studio closed after Take-Two canceled the contract and poached key members  —  One Friday evening last December, employees of game designer Star Theory Games each received the same unusual recruitment message over LinkedIn.
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 …
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:

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