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June 1, 2022, 3:25 PM

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Zack Seward / CoinDesk:
The DOJ charges ex-OpenSea head of product Nate Chastain with wire fraud and money laundering tied to a September 2021 NFT insider trading scheme, a DOJ first  —  Department of Justice officials say it's the first time they've pursued an “insider trading” charge in digital assets.
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
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Twitter plans to shut down TweetDeck for Mac on July 1 to “focus on making TweetDeck even better”, pointing users to the web version 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.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: in a first, Apple plans to move some iPad production from China to Vietnam, after Shanghai's strict lockdowns led to months of supply chain disruptions  —  TAIPEI — For the first time ever Apple is moving some iPad production out of China and shifting it to Vietnam after strict COVID lockdowns …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter is restructuring to focus on user growth and personalization, backing off audio, newsletters, communities; source: edit button may come in 2022  —  Twitter Inc. employees are enduring the whiplash of public commentary from the social network's future owner, a changeover in leadership and a hiring freeze.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google plans to combine two of its video calling apps, Duo and Meet, under the Meet brand but using Duo's app as the foundation  —  It's called Meet, but Duo's DNA lives on  —  Google announced today that it's combining two of its video-calling apps, Duo and Meet, into a single platform.
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
Brian Platt / Bloomberg:
Probe by Canada's privacy regulator claims coffee shop chain Tim Hortons illegally collected customer location data via its mobile app without adequate consent  —  Tim Hortons, the ubiquitous Canadian coffee chain owned by Restaurant Brands International, violated Canadian privacy rules …
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.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Instagram will start pushing Amber Alerts in feeds to notify users about missing children in their area, rolling out to 25 countries in the coming weeks  —  Instagram will start pushing Amber Alerts to users' feeds to notify them about missing children in their area.
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.
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
After Google changed Play Store policies, Amazon removes in-app Kindle and Music purchases and direct audiobook purchases from Audible on Android  —  If you use Amazon's Kindle app on Android, you may have noticed the software doesn't offer the option to buy and rent ebooks or subscribe …
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 …

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