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June 1, 2022, 11:10 AM

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Scott Chipolina / Financial Times:
A group of 26 leading computer experts urge US lawmakers to resist crypto lobbying efforts, calling crypto financial instruments “risky, flawed, and unproven”  —  Computer scientists and academics target US lawmakers in effort to counter well-financed lobbying efforts
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Law:
SCOTUS blocks Texas' social media content moderation law in a 5-4 vote, putting the measure on hold while a constitutional challenge proceeds in a lower court  —  The US Supreme Court blocked a Texas law that critics say would fundamentally transform Twitter Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc.'s Facebook …
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Messaging apps should consider reviving AIM's Away Message to create better social boundaries around people's time, as people treat the apps like live chats  —  The live chats of the past are now in our pockets and inescapable.  We need better boundaries.  —  In the beginning, there was AOL Instant Messenger.
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: in a first, Apple will move some iPad production from China to Vietnam, after Shanghai's lockdowns disrupted production for months  —  TAIPEI — For the first time ever Apple is moving some iPad production out of China and shifting it to Vietnam after strict COVID lockdowns …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Twitter says it will close TweetDeck for Mac on July 1 to “focus on making TweetDeck even better”, pointing users to TweetDeck on web and an upcoming Preview  —  Twitter today announced that it will be shutting down TweetDeck for Mac next month to focus on the web-based version of TweetDeck.
Financial Times:
An investigation details NSO's severe financial troubles, after human rights groups documented Pegasus abuses, as executives weigh selling to risky clients  —  The inside story of the Pegasus spyware maker's perilous financial situation and its way ahead following US blacklisting
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Surface Laptop Go with 11th Gen Intel CPUs alongside an “improved” webcam and thermals, starting at $600, shipping June 7  —  Prices start at $600  —  The most compact and affordable entry in Microsoft's lineup of Surface Laptops — the Surface Laptop Go …
Atlas VPN:
Safari now has an estimated 1B+ users, making it the second browser to pass the milestone, behind Chrome's 3.37B+, but ahead of Edge's 212M+ and Firefox's 179M+  —  Browsers can connect you to any place on the internet.  It retrieves and renders data to show it nicely on your screen.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
WorkOS, which helps developers add single sign-on and other enterprise features to apps, raises an $80M Series B led by Greenoaks and says it has 200+ customers  —  WorkOS, a platform that lets developers add enterprise features like single sign-on (SSO) and directory sync to apps …
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
Ofcom survey of 6,600+ UK adults: women are more likely than men to face abuse or harmful content online; 42% of women felt comfortable speaking freely online  —  The head of media regulator Ofcom says tech firms must do more to protect women online, after its report revealed they were more likely to be victims.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Hands-on with Murena One, a privacy-focused $369 Android smartphone that replaces all Google apps and services with its own custom versions  —  /e/OS does a lot, but it can't fix the ecosystem  —  An Android phone without Google.  No Google apps, no Google Play Services, no peppy Google Assistant.

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