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February 11, 2022, 12:55 PM

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Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
Senators Wyden and Heinrich: declassified documents show a CIA bulk surveillance program collecting Americans' data without 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 …
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
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Mike Sorrentino / CNET:
MoviePass will relaunch as a credit-based marketplace and announces PreShow, an ad platform that uses facial detection to track whether a viewer watched an ad  —  MoviePass plans to make its big return this summer, with a retooled movie ticket service that the company likens to more of a credit-based marketplace.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google says Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, Xiaomi, and others will adopt Android 12's dynamic color themes; currently, the feature is mostly on Pixels  —  One of Android 12's signature features is coming to more phones  —  Google's Material You dynamic color theming …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Senator Blumenthal admits the EARN IT Act won't “offer a blanket exemption to using encryption as evidence”, after denying for two years it targets encryption  —  Senator Richard Blumenthal has now admitted that EARN IT is targeting encryption, something he denied for two years, and then just out and said it.
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