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June 1, 2022, 11:35 PM

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CNBC:
Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Meta this fall after 14 years, and chief growth officer Javier Olivan will take over as COO; Sandberg will stay on Meta's board  —  Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down from her role as Chief Operating Officer at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook.
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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
A profile of Javier Olivan, Meta's next COO who is credited for Facebook's global expansion; he doesn't expect to have the same public-facing role as Sandberg  —  - Javier Olivan has a low profile relative to Sheryl Sandberg, who he is replacing as Meta's chief operating officer.
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.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google plans to combine its Duo and Meet video calling apps into a single platform later in 2022, using Duo's app as the foundation under the Google Meet brand  —  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.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Brian Platt / Bloomberg:
Canada's privacy regulator finds that coffee shop chain Tim Hortons illegally collected customer location data via its mobile app without adequate user consent  —  Tim Hortons, the ubiquitous Canadian coffee chain owned by Restaurant Brands International, violated Canadian privacy rules …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter is restructuring to focus on user growth and personalization, not Spaces, newsletters, and 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.
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.
Associated Press:
The FBI says it thwarted a planned cyberattack by Iran-backed hackers on the Boston Children's Hospital after receiving intelligence from an unspecified partner  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI thwarted a planned cyberattack on a children's hospital in Boston that was to have been carried …
Alexander Martin / Sky News:
US Cyber Command head Paul Nakasone confirms that US military hackers have conducted cyberattacks in support of Ukraine in response to Russia's invasion  —  In an exclusive interview with Sky News, General Paul Nakasone confirmed for the first time that the US had “conducted a series of operations” …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go 2 with 11th Gen Intel CPUs, an “improved” webcam and thermals, and Windows 11, starting at $600 and shipping on June 7  —  Prices start at $600  —  The most compact and affordable entry in Microsoft's lineup of Surface Laptops …
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

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