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June 15, 2020, 8:20 PM

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CBS Boston:
Six former employees of eBay charged with leading a cyberstalking campaign against a couple they believed was critical of eBay in an online ecommerce newsletter  —  BOSTON (CBS) - Six former eBay executives and employees are facing federal charges after they allegedly led a cyberstalking campaign …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile has been undergoing a phone and text message outage across the US since around 10am PT  —  T-Mobile appears to be having problems.  —  Customers are reporting that they can't make or receive phone calls, although data appears to be unaffected.  Some customers say that text messaging is also affected.
David McCabe / New York Times:
A lawyer for Amazon says Jeff Bezos is willing to testify before a House antitrust investigation, after resisting earlier requests  —  Lawmakers had requested that he testify as part of their antitrust investigation into the big tech companies.  —  WASHINGTON — Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple says its App Store facilitated $519B in commerce globally in 2019, citing a study from Analysis Group  —  Amid increasing antitrust scrutiny by U.S. regulators, Apple announced an update on its App Store ecosystem.  While the company normally shares some App Store metrics during its WWDC keynote …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Ifeoma Ozoma / @ifeomaozoma:
[Thread] Former Pinterest public policy exec Ifeoma Ozoma shares stories of her time at the company that call into question its declared solidarity with BLM  —  I shouldn't have to share this story in the year of our Lord, 2020 - but here we are. I'm an alum of Yale, Google, FB, in the WaPo Tech 202 Network, etc...and recently decided to leave @Pinterest, which just declared ‘solidarity with BLM.’ What a joke. 🙃1/ #BelieveBlackWomen
Matthew Boyle / Bloomberg:
Walmart partners with Shopify to expand its third-party marketplace, with plans to add 1,200 Shopify sellers this year  —  - Move is retailer's latest attempt to grow online sales, profit  — Walmart will bring 1,200 Shopify sellers to its site this year
Wall Street Journal:
Political advocacy and voter-registration groups are targeting phones of protesters and sending them messages about registering to vote or taking other actions  —  Voting and advocacy groups track cellphones of participants and send messages; the tactics are ‘deeply spooky yet extremely helpful,’ says one user
TechCrunch:
WhatsApp says it is rolling out a payments service for its users in Brazil to send and receive money and make purchases from local businesses  —  WhatsApp said on Monday it has started to roll out a payments service to its users in Brazil in a move that it described was aimed at helping businesses accept digital money.

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