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June 8, 2020, 4:55 AM

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Olivia Carville / Bloomberg:
Airbnb had more US bookings from May 17 to June 3 than during the same period in 2019, as vacation-rental sites see domestic reservations increase globally  —  - Weekend getaways are turning into work-from-home respites  — Airbnb hasn't ruled out an IPO this year, CEO Chesky says
Robert Stevens / Decrypt:
Brave browser is caught revising typed-in domains to companies like Binance with URLs including affiliate referral codes; Brave says it will stop the practice  —  Brave, the crypto-friendly, privacy-first browser has been earning affiliate commissions by redirecting certain search queries to crypto companies via affiliate links.
Rana Foroohar / Financial Times:
To remain this big and unregulated, Facebook aligns itself with powers that be, as its actions in Myanmar and now in the US show  —  To stay this big and unregulated, the social media platform can't afford to upset rulers  —  Oligarchs are immoral business leaders who …
Stephanie Wykstra / Undark Magazine:
After rolling out a flawed automated system in 2014, Michigan falsely charged thousands with unemployment fraud and collected millions in fines  —  REPUBLISH … I N 2014, Carmelita Colvin was living just north of Detroit and taking classes at a local college, when she received a letter …
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’
Chen Du / PingWest:
Sources: ByteDance has recently implemented a restriction on employees in China from accessing code bases for overseas products like TikTok  —  ByteDance has been erecting technical firewalls between its China and global operations for more than a year, PingWest has learned …
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.
Matt Day / Bloomberg:
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.

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