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March 14, 2021, 4:20 PM

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Bloomberg:
Federal judge rules Google must face a class action suit alleging that it collects browsing history and other data even when a user is in private browsing mode  —  - Judge concludes company didn't notify users of data collection  — Class action suit alleges Google knows ‘who your friends are’
Jaron Schneider / PetaPixel:
Adobe adds a new feature to Adobe Camera Raw called Super Resolution, which uses AI to double linear resolution of a photo, increasing its pixel count by 4x  —  Adobe has shipped the first version of Photoshop that can run natively on Macs equipped with Apple Silicon and also has announced …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
US DOJ indicts CEO of encrypted phone company Sky for selling devices to drug traffickers, the second such company to face charges after Phantom Secure  —  “The indictment alleges that Sky Global generated hundreds of millions of dollars providing a service that allowed criminal networks around …
Jeff John Roberts / Decrypt:
A look at issues arising around digital ownership and NFTs: while they can be a source of revenue for creators, they are spurring new forms of piracy  —  If there was a contest for acronym of the year, “NFT” would be the clear favorite for 2021.  Short for non-fungible tokens …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Clubhouse says it won't require access to users' phone contacts anymore, announces an accelerator program for creators and will initially accept 20 participants  —  The voice chat app will provide users with resources and help them monetize their shows  —  During Clubhouse's weekly town hall …
Hamish McKenzie / Substack Blog:
Substack co-founder on how Substack Pro works: year one, writers get upfront pay, Substack keeps 85% of revenue; later, writers keep 90% revenue, no minimum pay  —  The thinking behind Substack Pro  —  When we started Substack in mid-2017, the future for writers was frightening.
Bryce Roberts:
In a postmortem, Indie.vc founder shares the reasons why the alternative VC financing experiment failed  —  Last week's post was designed to be a simple and direct announcement that our initial Indie.vc experiment was ending and would no longer be accepting applications.
Eudora Wang / DealStreetAsia:
Longcheer, a China-based ODM that serves clients like Xiaomi, Lenovo, and Huawei, raises $100M Series B to invest in technologies like 5G and AI-powered IoT  —  Chinese mobile intelligent terminal solutions provider Shanghai Longcheer Technology has raked in $100 million in a Series B round …

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