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May 16, 2021, 1:20 PM

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José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Joshua Swingle / PhoneArena:
Alleged Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro renders and a promo video and images of Android 12 leak ahead of Google I/O  —  Google is rumored to be revamping Wear OS this year and the update is said to be so substantial that even Samsung is on board with the plans.  Now, an Android 12 leak points …
Zeke Faux / Bloomberg:
An examination of Chamath Palihapitiya-sponsored SPACs, including Clover Health, which have plunged 50% on average after the SPAC market hit its peak in mid-Feb  —  One morning last October, as wildfires raged across Northern California, President Donald Trump convalesced from Covid‑ …
Matt Burgess / Wired UK:
A look at WhatsApp's approach to detecting child porn, as police worry that wider use of end-to-end encryption online will make it harder to catch predators  —  A trail of clues helped police close in on a dangerous predator.  Now, a battle over the future of end-to-end encryption could change the rules of engagement
Adriana Hamacher / Decrypt:
Q&A with Dogecoin developer Ross Nicoll about its coming upgrade, and working with Elon Musk, who Nicoll says has been in touch with Doge developers since 2019  —  Dogecoin developers have turned down funding from Elon Musk, choosing instead to tap his brain to make the cryptocurrency a greener …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCU-owned Rotten Tomatoes launches a streaming channel, currently available on The Roku Channel and which will later expand to Peacock and Comcast's Xumo  —  Rotten Tomatoes is continuing on its quest to grow into something substantially bigger than its Tomatometer movie and TV rating scores.
Clive Thompson / New York Times:
A brief history of NFTs and cryptoart, including interviews with artists who kickstarted the NFT boom, as celebrities and major brands fuel the frenzy  —  Digital creators used the blockchain to create a whole new art scene.  Then their work started selling for thousands — sometimes millions of dollars.
@antoniogm:
[Thread] Antonio García Martínez says he did not “part ways” with Apple, was fired in a snap decision, and Apple's statement on his exit is defamatory and false  —  I have thus far maintained my silence on the Apple situation as I've sought to settle things amicably with the company that I admired, and at which I hoped to build the future of ads privacy. As they however are not maintaining their silence on the matter, neither will I.

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