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February 11, 2022, 1:50 PM

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Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
Senators Wyden and Heinrich: declassified docs show a CIA bulk surveillance program collecting Americans' data without clear judicial or congressional oversight  —  The lawmakers called for the immediate declassification of details about the surveillance program and what data was collected
Jon Porter / The Verge:
The UK's CMA accepts Google's plan to phase out and replace third-party cookies with the Privacy Sandbox and will closely monitor the product's development  —  The UK's competition regulator will keep a ‘close eye’ on development  —  Google's plan to phase out third-party cookies and replace …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel forms a Custom Compute Group to build blockchain hardware and plans to ship cryptocurrency mining chips in 2022; Block, Argo, and Griid are customers  —  Intel has officially entered the cryptomining business.  —  Intel's Raja Koduri penned a blog post that officially announces …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
The European Publishers Council, whose members include News UK, files an EU antitrust complaint against Google for its alleged anti-competitive ad practices  —  Google (GOOGL.O) on Friday was targeted in an antitrust complaint by the European Publishers Council over its digital advertising business …
New York Times:
A real life test to secretly follow a person using AirTags, Tiles, and a LandAirSea GPS tracker  —  A vast location-tracking network is being built around us so we don't lose our keys: One couple's adventures in the consumer tech surveillance state.  —  In mid-January, my husband and I were having an argument.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Report: Amazon has received $4.7B in tax breaks globally over the past decade; $4.1B was from the US and weak disclosure laws could put the rest well over $600M  —  The report highlights how little is known about the cost of Amazon's expansion to taxpayers around the planet.  —  Lauren Kaori Gurley
More: Benzinga
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
The Senate Judiciary Committee advances the EARN IT Act, targeting Section 230 sexual exploitation content protections, despite numerous free speech concerns  —  Critics say the EARN IT Act would ‘make it far riskier for platforms to host user-generated content’
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:

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