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July 2, 2020, 11:15 AM

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Alex Heath / The Information:
Sources: Zuckerberg told staff Facebook won't change policies because of “threat to a small percent of our revenue”, expects advertisers to return “soon enough”  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees he was reluctant to bow to the threats of a growing ad boycott …
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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Police infiltrated an encrypted phone network used by organized crime and read millions of messages in real time for months, leading to international arrests  —  Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Rep. David Cicilline says Tim Cook will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee in late July, alongside Facebook, Amazon, and Google CEOs  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook, the last chief executive of four big tech companies targeted in a U.S. House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it is shutting down Lasso, its TikTok clone launched a year and a half ago, on July 10  —  Facebook is no longer betting on Lasso, an app it launched a year and a half ago, to take on TikTok .  The social juggernaut's TikTok clone is shutting down on July 10, Facebook said.
Daniel Kuhn / CoinDesk:
Researchers expose a flaw in at least three major crypto wallets, Ledger Live, Edge, and Breadwallet, which could be exploited for double spending users' funds  —  A standard way to transact Bitcoin could be vulnerable to double-spending, new research has found.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter removed a picture from a Trump tweet after receiving a DMCA complaint from the NYT, which owns the rights to the photo taken in 2015  —  Twitter has removed a picture from a tweet by President Trump on Tuesday after it received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
As part of UK antitrust investigation of Google, the CMA says Safari's use of Google as its default search engine is “a significant barrier to entry” for rivals  —  (Reuters) - The payments by Alphabet Inc's Google to Apple Inc to be the default search engine on Apple's Safari web browser create …
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
A look at Prison TikTok, a subgenre where inmates use contraband cellphones to share dance videos, funny skits, and broadcast info about their living conditions  —  The lives of incarcerated people are usually hidden from society.  On prison TikTok, they're going viral.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google says it has discontinued the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, with remaining stock only available through 3rd parties; Google has yet to announce a rumored successor  —  In a statement provided to Android Police, Google has confirmed that its Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones are now discontinued.
Joseph Tsidulko / CRN:
VMware to acquire Datrium, which provides disaster recovery services for hybrid cloud environments, for an undisclosed sum; Datrium had previously raised $170M  —  The deal for the hyper-converged infrastructure startup looks to advance VMware's hybrid cloud standing with a cost-optimized solution for backing up data in the cloud.
Tali Arbel / Associated Press:
California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination because he is a Dalit, the lowest caste in the Indian caste system  —  NEW YORK (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian.
More: Reuters
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Analysis of 1B+ leaked credentials: “123456” accounts for one out of every 142 passwords, making it the most commonly reused password over the last five years  —  The ‘123456’ password was spotted 7 million times across a data trove of one billion leaked credentials …
Tweets: @spencerchen
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Facebook says it will pin a voter registration information box at the top of the News Feed for every US user of voting age starting July 3  —  Facebook will pin a box with information about voter registration on the top of the News Feed for every US user who is of voting age starting tomorrow, July 3rd, the company announced today.
Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg

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