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June 7, 2022, 5:35 PM

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Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
An in-depth look at Apple's M2 chip: 20B transistors, up from the M1's 16B and the A15's 15B, plus a 10-core GPU, up from the M1's 8-core, and 8K video decoding  —  Though primarily a software-focused event, Apple's WWDC keynotes are often stage for an interesting hardware announcement or two as well …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
EU lawmakers agree on legislation that will mandate USB-C on future smartphones, tablets, cameras, and other electronic devices by fall 2024, to reduce e-waste  —  A major blow to Apple's Lightning port  —  European Union lawmakers have reached an agreement on legislation that will force …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iOS 16 beta code includes multiple references to an always-on display, a rumored feature for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max coming later in 2022  —  iOS 16 was announced yesterday at WWDC 2022, with one of the biggest changes being a completely redesigned Lock Screen.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
PayPal begins letting users in the US move cryptocurrency from and to external wallets and exchanges, after they complete a new identity verification process  —  'We're in this for the long term,' says exec  —  In response to customer demand, PayPal announced today that its users …
Tory Newmyer / Washington Post:
Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand release a crypto regulation bill that would empower the industry's preferred regulator, the CFTC, over the SEC  —  The proposal would hand crypto oversight to the CFTC, which the sector views as friendlier than the SEC
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
iOS 16 brings support for Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons and Pro Controller, expanding on support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X controllers added in iOS 14.5  —  While not advertised on Apple's website, it has been discovered that iOS 16 adds support for the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons and Pro Controller.
Patrick Radden Keefe / New Yorker:
A look at efforts by the US to build a case against hot-headed coder Joshua Schulte, who allegedly leaked the CIA's hacking tools, ahead of his June 13 trial  —  A hot-headed coder is accused of exposing the agency's hacking arsenal.  Did he betray his country because he was pissed off at his colleagues?
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
MongoDB announces “Queryable Encryption”, which the company says lets users search their data while it remains encrypted, in preview as part of MongoDB 6.0  —  MongoDB claims its new “Queryable Encryption” lets users search their databases while sensitive data stays encrypted.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
TikTok announces Avatars, comparable to Snap's Bitmoji and Apple's Memoji, that users can become in videos, as well as customize, add voice effects, and more  —  TikTok announced today that it's launching a new Avatars feature that is designed to help users showcase their individuality on the app.
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Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Twitter aims to grow its mDAUs by 13M this quarter, the highest goal it has ever set, and is currently on track with 8.5M users, per an internal staff meeting  —  Twitter (TWTR.N) is gearing up for its most ambitious quarter of user growth, leaders of the social media company's consumer …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Ecuadorian payments infrastructure startup Kushki raises a $100M Series B extension at a $1.5B valuation, bringing its total funding to ~$200M since 2017  —  Ecuadorian payments infrastructure company Kushki has raised $100 million in an extension to its Series B round, more than doubling its valuation to $1.5 billion.
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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Brazil-based Take Blip, an enterprise customer messaging service, raises a $70M Series B led by Warburg Pincus, bringing its total funding to $170M  —  Take Blip, an online messaging platform for businesses, today announced that it raised $70 million in a Series B round led by Warburg Pincus.
Lukasz Olejnik / Wired:
How Ukrainians are helping the army via apps, blurring the lines between civilian and combatant activity, challenging a tenet of international humanitarian law  —  In Ukraine, civilians are valiantly assisting the army via apps—and challenging a tenet of international law in the process.

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