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June 3, 2020, 11:45 AM

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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.
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.”
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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:
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Echo Wang / Reuters:
Sources: the investor group that got US approval to buy Grindr has financial and personal links to the dating app's current owner Beijing Kunlun Tech  —  Echo Wang, Alexandra Alper, Chibuike Oguh  —  NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An investor group that got U.S. approval to buy Grindr Inc …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Lili, which is building banking products for freelance workers, raises $10M seed funding led by Group 11  —  Lili, a startup building banking products to meet the needs of freelance workers, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in seed funding.  —  The startup takes its name from its founders …
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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