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June 29, 2020, 7:15 AM

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Washington Post:
Sources detail the efforts by Facebook executives to accommodate Trump's posts, starting in 2015 with a Trump video calling for a ban of Muslims entering the US  —  Starting as early as 2015, Facebook executives started crafting exceptions for the then-candidate that transformed the world's information battlefield for years to come.
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Starbucks says it's pausing ads on “all social media platforms”, but isn't joining #StopHateForProfit boycott campaign, will continue to advertise on YouTube  —  - Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause advertising on “all social media platforms” …
Brian Fung / CNN:
With top 100 brands contributing only an estimated 6% of Facebook's revenue and Zuckerberg's voting control over the company, ad boycott's impact may be limited  —  (CNN)For years, Facebook (FB) has been viewed as one of the only truly indispensable digital advertising platforms for big …
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Organizers of “Stop Hate for Profit” Facebook ad boycott say they plan to take the campaign global, starting with Europe, after the campaign's success in the US  —  (Reuters) - Organizers of a Facebook Inc (FB.O) advertising boycott campaign that has drawn support …
Riya Bhattacharjee / CNBC:
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple will not include earbuds or charger in iPhone 12 box, will introduce a 20W power adapter to be sold separately  —  Apple is set to be significantly slimming its packaging for its upcoming iPhone line.  The analyst previously said that Apple will no longer include wired earbuds with the iPhone 12 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers who flagged TikTok and 55 other iOS apps for clipboard snooping in March say the majority of apps they identified still continue the practice  —  Passwords, bitcoin addresses, and anything else in clipboards are free for the taking.  —  In March, researchers uncovered …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
As Republicans flock to Parler, its user base has grown 50% to 1.5M in about a week, according to CEO, who says it's trying to pay liberals on Twitter to join  —  - Parler's user base has grown to 1.5 million from 1 million in about a week, CEO John Matze said.
Steven Sinofsky / Learning By Shipping:
Apple's two year timeline for Mac's transition to Apple Silicon is a demonstration of some of the most remarkable product engineering over time in history  —  Apple's announcement of “Apple Silicon” is important for many reasons.  Delivering on such an undertaking is the result of remarkable product engineering.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Apple says it has declined to implement 16 new Web APIs in Safari because they posed a threat to user privacy by opening new avenues for user fingerprinting  —  Apple said these 16 new Web APIs add new user fingerprinting opportunities for online advertisers.

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