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June 4, 2020, 5:55 PM

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Tim Cook / Apple:
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook will start blocking state-controlled media outlets from buying ads in the US this summer and is rolling out labels for ads and posts from those outlets  —  Facebook said Thursday it will begin blocking state-controlled media outlets from buying advertising in the U.S. this summer.
Moxie Marlinspike / Signal Blog:
Messaging app Signal adds face blurring tool on iOS and Android to help hide protesters' identities  —  Right now, people around the world are marching and protesting against racism and police brutality, outraged by the most recent police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Google researchers say hackers backed by China recently targeted the Biden campaign while Iran targeted the Trump campaign, but see “no signs of compromise”  —  Google security researchers say they've identified efforts by at least two nation state-backed hackers against the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns.
Reuters:
Sources: Amazon is in early-stage talks to buy a ~5% stake, worth at least $2B, in Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel  —  NEW DELHI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Amazon.com (AMZN.O) is in early-stage talks to buy a stake worth at least $2 billion in Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook ran an ad for 5 days from a GOP Congressional candidate that urged people to shoot “looting hoards from Atlanta”; ad removed after journalist inquiry  —  This is the online edition of the Popular Information newsletter.  Sign up to get independent accountability journalism in your inbox:
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Brad Artziniega / The Official Medium Blog:
Medium launches Newsletters, to let publications start newsletters on the platform and get replies from readers directly in the publications' inboxes  —  Four years ago, we launched Letters to help Publications connect with their audience directly in their readers' inboxes.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Business intelligence service ZoomInfo closes up 62% on its first day of trading, after raising $934.5M in its IPO and valuing the company at about $13.4B  —  - ZoomInfo priced its IPO at $21 per share on Wednesday after raising the range to between $19 and $20.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Kitty Hawk shuts down original Flyer program, shifts focus to developing Heaviside, a sleeker electric aircraft that can fly and land anywhere autonomously  —  Kitty Hawk is shutting down its Flyer program, the aviation startup's inaugural moonshot to develop an ultralight electric flying car designed for anyone to use.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
DocuSign reports Q2 revenue of $297M, up 39% YoY, adds 29K enterprise and commercial customers, up 49% YoY; stock up ~4% after hours  —  “We added more than 10,000 net new direct customers and almost 58,000 self-service customers, bringing our global total of paying customers to nearly 661,000," says DocuSign CEO Dan Springer.
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.
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