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June 29, 2020, 12:05 PM

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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.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
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Brian Fung / CNN:
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Interviews and documents shed light on Amazon's warehouse policies, exposing inconsistent health and safety protocols and tactics used to quell rising tensions  —  Courtney Bowden, 30, in front of the Amazon flex warehouse in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on June 14.  Bowden was fired in March.
Rahul Shrivastava / India Today:
Indian government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, WeChat, and Clash of Kings, citing national security and maintaining public order  —  Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh  —  As tensions along the Line of Actual Control …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Confidential Computing Consortium, which wants to standardize the way data is encrypted while in use, adds 10 members, including AMD, Facebook, and Nvidia  —  An industry group called the Confidential Computing Consortium, which aims to standardize the way that data is encrypted while in use …
More: Decrypt and CoinDesk
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Mixer co-founder Matt Salsamendi on Microsoft shutting Mixer down, Twitch's market power, the need for low latency streaming, and his own startup journey  —  Matt Salsamendi was barely old enough to drive when he and James Boehm founded a game-streaming startup called Beam Interactive …
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Ari Levy / CNBC:
As Republicans flock to Parler, its CEO says its user base has grown 50% to 1.5M in about a week, and it is 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.  — Republican politicians …

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