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May 6, 2021, 9:55 AM

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Oversight Board's decision on Trump's Facebook ban failed to send a clear message that a powerful public official can't use Facebook to endanger the public  —  In more than 1,400 posts from Jan. 1, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump used Facebook to spread false information with devastating consequences for the country.
New York Times:
Nick Clegg, who shaped Facebook's handling of Donald Trump, will lead the final decision-making process after the Oversight Board handed it back to Facebook  —  Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister, has shaped the company's handling of Donald Trump at every turn.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it is rolling out improved prompts that discourage “harmful” language, first to iOS and then Android, after studies showed prompts were effective  —  A year ago, Twitter began testing a feature that would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Microsoft announces a new pledge for EU commercial users of Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365, allowing them to store most of their data in the EU by 2022  —  EU business data stored in Microsoft cloud can almost stop flowing to the US by 2022, but customers might need to pay more for the capability.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Memo: Google relaxes WFH rules to let more staff work remotely, expecting 20% to be fully remote, 20% to move sites, 60% to return to offices a few days a week  —  Google is giving its employees more flexibility to work from different locations or entirely from home, taking a more lenient policy …
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer by bypassing media and appealing directly to regular people, retaliating with the brutal efficiency used to build Amazon  —  When a gossip rag went after the CEO, he retaliated with the brutal, brilliant efficiency he used to build his business empire.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
As Netflix prepped limited tests to drop Apple's IAPs, Apple told Netflix these tests would “limit co-marketing opportunities, including on-store featuring”  —  New internal emails and presentation documents revealed as part of the Epic vs. Apple show how Apple attempted …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Uber Q1: $2.9B revenue, below estimates, as net loss shrinks to $108M from $968M QoQ due to self-driving unit sale; delivery gross revenue up 166% YoY to $12.5B  —  - Uber reported first quarter results after-the-bell on Wednesday.  — Overall, Uber's net loss was $108 million …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher details a Peloton API bug that let anyone access private account info, which initially went unpatched until a reporter contacted Peloton  —  But the company won't say if it has evidence of malicious exploitation.  —  Halfway through my Monday afternoon workout last week …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Oculii, whose software improves the spatial resolution of radar in autonomous tech, raises $55M Series B co-led by Catapult Ventures and Conductive Ventures  —  Autonomous vehicles rely on many sensors to perceive the world around them, and while cameras and lidar get a lot of the attention …
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Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Einride, which builds autonomous freight vehicles that have no driver cabin, raises $110M Series B  —  Startup Einride AB today announced that it has raised $110 million in funding to support the rollout of its autonomous freight vehicles, which have no driver cabin and promise …
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