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June 1, 2022, 9:30 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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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.
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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 …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Financial Times:
Investigation: NSO has an imminent cash crunch, after human rights groups detailed 15+ countries abusing Pegasus, 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
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Messaging apps should consider reviving AIM's Away Message to set better social boundaries, as the live chats of the past are now in our pockets and inescapable  —  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.
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
After Google's Play Store policy changes, Amazon removes IAPs from its Kindle and Music apps for Android, 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 …

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