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June 7, 2020, 11:55 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to roll out 12-month interest-free Apple Card payment plans for iPads, Macs, more and 6-month plans for AirPods, Apple TV, and HomePod  —  - Company gearing up for monthly installments for Apple Card  — Similar feature for iPhone purchases already available on card
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
More than 140 scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Mark Zuckerberg to reconsider Facebook's policies on misinformation and incendiary language  —  More than 140 scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urged Mark Zuckerberg to enforce stricter policies around …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Three Amazon workers file lawsuit alleging that Amazon has failed to adequately protect workers from COVID-19 by not following CDC's contact tracing guidelines  —  - A lawsuit filed by three Amazon workers calls into question the company's contact tracing efforts.
Wall Street Journal:
Overall, remote learning this spring didn't work: schools disagree on fair student assessment, students lack equal access to technology, teaching got harder  —  The pandemic forced schools into a crash course in online education.  Problems piled up quickly.  ‘I find it hectic and stressful’
Renee Dudley / ProPublica:
Review finds Amazon is using the top-left slot of its search results pages, a premier bid slot for brands, to promote its private labels during the pandemic  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Connected learning platform Chegg has acquired Mathway, an automated learning app that helps students understand and solve math problems, for $100M in cash  —  The $100 million deal gives Chegg access to Mathway subscribers in about 100 countries.  —  Chegg, a leading direct-to-student learning platform …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance Jio Platforms says Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will invest $750M for a 1.16% stake in the company  —  Mukesh Ambani has courted the seventh major investor for his telecommunications business in just as many weeks.  —  On Sunday, Reliance Jio Platforms said it will sell …
Fahmida Y Rashid / IEEE Spectrum:
Q&A: web cryptography pioneers Martin Hellman, Taher Elgamal, and Tom Jermoluk on recent advances in authentication tech, and what the future could look like  —  Martin Hellman, Taher Elgamal, and Tom Jermoluk were instrumental in shaping how the Internet works.  Now they're looking at what's next for web security.
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Atlantic Council:
How Tunisia-based PR firm UReputation used social media platforms and websites to spread disinformation and influence elections in 10 African countries  —  In-Depth Research & Reports by Andy Carvin, Luiza Bandeira, Graham Brookie, Iain Robertson, Nika Aleksejeva, Alyssa Kann, Kanishk Karan …
Tanya Basu / MIT Technology Review:
Google Docs is a key tool for organizing protests, as activists anonymously edit public lists of funds, charities, books on racism, and letter-writing templates  —  Facebook and Twitter might have the bells and whistles, but the word processing doc's simplicity and accessibility have made it a winning tool.
Matt Day / Bloomberg:
Some Amazon workers say they're struggling to get paid sick leave as the deluge of requests swamps the company's heavily automated HR system during the pandemic  —  Tony Banks told Amazon.com Inc. right away when he tested positive for Covid-19.  More than a month later, he's on the mend …

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