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May 25, 2021, 9:55 AM

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David McCabe / New York Times:
A new Florida law regulates how Facebook, Twitter, and others moderate speech, with fines for banning candidates; the law exempts companies that own theme parks  —  The new law, a direct response to Facebook and Twitter's suspension of former President Donald J. Trump, affects candidates for statewide offices.
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
Florida's new Stop Social Media Censorship Act almost certainly violates the US Constitution and Section 230, and will likely be struck down in court  —  The Stop Social Media Censorship Act almost certainly violates both the US Constitution and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google says it's rolling out its Fuchsia OS to first-gen Nest Hubs as an update, replacing Cast OS; the new OS will not change any functionality of the device  —  Google's long-in-development, from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia, is now running on real Made by Google devices, namely, the first-generation Nest Hub.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Big Sur 11.4 fixes a bug that let malware capture screenshots and camera footage using other apps' permissions; researchers found ~400 instances of the malware  —  It's time to update your Apple Mac again, as malware that secretly takes screenshots has been spotted exploiting a serious weakness in macOS security.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
ARM unveils Cortex-X2 CPU, which it says offers 30% more performance than current high-end Android phones, and Mali-G710 for Chromebooks and high-end phones  —  first new chip architecture in a decade, it's ready to show the CPU designs that will take advantage of those improvements.  The company has
Josh Constine / Josh Constine's PressClub:
Poparazzi is a new photo-sharing app that bans selfies, focuses on sharing photos of friends, and has no follower counts, captions, hashtags, or comments  —  The future of social is multiplayer  —  Hyping up your friends is actually a lot more fun than self-glorification.
Matt Stroud / The Verge:
Chicago PD constantly surveilled a man after its predictive policing system said he'd be involved in a shooting, but not whether he'd be the shooter or victim  —  ROBERT MCDANIEL'S TROUBLES  —  began with a knock on the door.  It was a weekday in mid-2013, as he made lunch …
Nick Statt / Protocol:
On final day of the Epic vs Apple trial, many topics were revisited including how to define the market in question; judge could now take months to reach verdict  —  Epic v. Apple came to a close on Monday with a series of contentious back-and-forth debates in place of traditional closing arguments.
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Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
European court of human rights rules that GCHQ's bulk interception of online communications violated the right to privacy  —  Judgment follows legal challenge begun in 2013 after Edward Snowden's whistleblowing revelations  —  GCHQ's methods for bulk interception of online communications violated …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Xbox Cloud Gaming app for Android to include dual-screen support for the Surface Duo, and says 50+ games have added support for touch controls  —  The new xCloud app is like a Nintendo 3DS with Xbox games  —  Microsoft teased the potential for an Xbox handheld-like experience …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sinch, a Twilio competitor that offers messaging and marketing APIs, raises $1.1B from investors including SoftBank and Temasek  —  Sinch — a Twilio competitor based out of Sweden that provides a suite of services to companies to build communications and specifically “customer engagement” …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Resolve, a “buy now, pay later” billing service for business purchases, raises $60M led by Initialized Capital  —  Buy now, pay later is everywhere these days, mostly focused on the consumer.  —  Resolve — a San Francisco-based startup in the space specializing in “buy now …
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Bloomberg:
Code references in Square's latest update to its iOS app indicate that it is working on offering checking and savings accounts to its users  —  - Hidden iPhone, iPad app code indicates offerings nearing debut  — Square Financial Services recently approved for bank charter
Brendan Carr / Newsweek:
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr says Big Tech benefits massively from internet infrastructure and proposes that it should pay its fair share in maintaining it  —  COVID-19 shed a bright light on the value of America's internet infrastructure.  As stay-at-home orders spread across the country …

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