June 1, 2022, 7:35 AM

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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 …
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
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.
Filings and holdings data at the end of April show Fidelity cut the valuation of Instacart by 50%, Reddit by 33%, ByteDance by 13%, and Stripe by 13%  —  Fidelity Investments cut valuations for several closely held technology companies, including social media platform Reddit and payment software provider Stripe.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
TikTok is testing a “clear mode” feature with select users that removes usernames, captions, audio information, and more for distraction-free scrolling  —  TikTok is testing a new feature that would allow for a distraction-free scrolling experience on the app, the company confirmed to TechCrunch.
Ariel Shapiro / The Verge:
Podcasts hosted on Spotify-owned Megaphone were unavailable for over eight hours on Monday night and early Tuesday morning due to an expired SSL certificate  —  Podcasts hosted on Megaphone were unavailable on Spotify and other apps for eight hours  —  Podcast listeners could not access …
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.
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
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
A look at Discord's outsized role in crypto and Web3 communities, as the platform struggles with rampant spam, phishing attacks, scammers, and malware  —  Rampant spam, phishing attacks, scammers, and malware—Discord has a lot of challenges securing crypto projects.  —  Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Kate Brumback / Associated Press:
CISA says Dominion's voting machines used in at least 16 states have nine vulnerabilities that have not been exploited, and suggests mitigation measures  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave …

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