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May 30, 2021, 2:55 PM

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Tyler Sonnemaker / Insider:
Court docs detail Google's user location data collection, efforts to hide an off toggle deep in Android settings, 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.
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  —  If you haven't seen it yet, watch Apple's Privacy on iPhone |  tracked ad.  In it a guy named Felix (that's him, above) …
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.
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.
Nora Caplan-Bricker / New Yorker:
Despite a wave of complaints, pushback from top universities, lawsuits, and accusations of bias, Proctorio's client list grew over 500% from 2019 to 2021  —  Despite students' complaints and the coming return to in-person learning, Proctorio and its rivals are betting on a lucrative future.
BuzzFeed News:
Venmo will now let users control the visibility of their friends list, following a report in which Biden's Venmo account and connections were easily found  —  Venmo, the mobile payments app owned by PayPal, is changing its privacy settings after a BuzzFeed News story uncovered President Joe Biden's account earlier this month.

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