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May 30, 2021, 9:35 PM

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Tyler Sonnemaker / Insider:
Court docs detail Google's user location data collection, efforts to make popular privacy settings harder to find, pressure on partners like LG to do the same  —  - Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private, according to newly unredacted court documents.
Aidan Moher / Wired:
Amid a boom in retro gaming, enthusiasts are scouring online marketplaces for old CRTs, as modern displays can't replicate the unique characteristics of CRTs  —  Thanks to a retro gaming renaissance, enthusiasts are scouring online marketplaces for 20-year-old CRTs.
Doc Searls Weblog:
Apple's claims about respecting privacy aren't fully serious, as the iPhone default doesn't disallow apps from tracking users, instead expecting users to do so  —  This piece has had a lot of very smart push-back (and forward, but mostly back).  I respond to it in Part II, here.
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Through its custom silicon, integrated sensors, design-led focus on user experience, and broad ecosystem, Apple is a decade ahead of rivals in wearables  —  Last week, Apple quietly unveiled one of the more remarkable pieces of technology that has been developed in the past few years.
Matt Stoller / BIG:
Via Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, and its Buy Box algorithm, Amazon forces third party Marketplace sellers to keep prices high for consumers across the web  —  A new antitrust case shows that Prime inflates prices across the board, using the false promise of ‘free shipping’ that is anything but free.
Packy McCormick / Not Boring:
A bull case for Ethereum, which is the backbone and a settlement layer of a decentralized internet that continues to grow as DeFi and NFTs explode in popularity  —  A Bull Case for Ethereum … Hi friends 👋 ,  —  Happy Monday!  Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than good.
Fast Company:
During the pandemic, electronic health record provider Epic quickly rolled out a non-peer reviewed AI-powered tool for triaging patients across US hospitals  —  During the pandemic, the electronic health record giant Epic quickly rolled out an algorithm to help doctors decide which patients needed the most immediate care.

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