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June 7, 2020, 2:00 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 …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
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 …
@alexisohanian:
[Thread] Alexis Ohanian resigns from the Reddit board, urges company to fill his seat with a black candidate, pledges $1M to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp  —  I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I'm doing this for me, for my family, and for my country.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Zoom consultant Alex Stamos and experts say offering end-to-end encryption, which needs user authentication, only to paying customers is a reasonable compromise  —  Critics say everyone deserves it.  Others say safety should be factored in, too.  —  If you've waded into Twitter timelines …
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.
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
In post, Zuckerberg vows to review content policies on state force and voter suppression, ensure content moderation diversity, and announces a new voter hub  —  - CEO to look at policies on voter suppression, state force  — Facebook will launch a voter hub for vetted information
Washington Post:

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