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June 8, 2022, 10:30 AM

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Matt Burgess / Wired:
A look at Apple's plan to debut Passkeys, passwordless login for apps and websites, in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura using Touch ID or Face ID for authentication  —  Apple's iOS 16 and macOS Ventura will introduce passwordless login for apps and websites.  It's only the beginning.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Internal email: Microsoft splits its HoloLens group as its leader Alex Kipman leaves the company; a recent Insider report described Kipman's “toxic” behavior  —  Microsoft is splitting its HoloLens mixed reality group and parting ways with Alex Kipman, the leader of the group …
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Source: Citadel Securities is building a “cryptocurrency trading ecosystem” in partnership with Virtu, Sequoia, Paradigm, and others  —  The effort also includes Citadel Securities' recent venture capital (VC) backers, Sequoia and Paradigm, with more trading firms to come, according to a source familiar with the plans.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
In a joint cybersecurity advisory, the NSA, CISA, and the FBI reveal China-backed hackers exploited publicly known vulnerabilities to snoop on network traffic  —  Several US federal agencies today revealed that Chinese-backed threat actors have targeted and compromised major telecommunications companies …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The FBI and IRS led an international operation taking down online marketplace SSNDOB that sold the names, SSNs, and dates of birth of about 24 million US people  —  SSNDOB, an online marketplace that sold the names, social security numbers, and dates of birth of approximately 24 million US people …
Amrita Khalid / Engadget:
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Sources: TikTok Shop in the UK is in turmoil after losing at least half its staff, or 20 people, since its launch in October, many citing a toxic workplace  —  Chinese-owned social media group launches investigation into ‘toxic’ working practices at London offices
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
After leaving Amazon on July 1, Dave Clark will join supply chain software startup Flexport as co-CEO starting September 1, becoming sole CEO six months later  —  Former Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark has a new job: co-CEO, and eventually sole CEO, of $8 billion-valued supply chain software startup Flexport.
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 …
Odanga Madung / Mozilla Foundation:
An analysis of political TikTok content in Kenya ahead of the August 9 general election shows hate speech and other problematic content is spreading widely  —  2. Extensive Disinformation and TikTok Policy Violations  —  3. Looking Back: Familiar Terrain for Kenyans
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Fruitful, a financial planning app in beta that offers advice for $98/month, emerges from stealth with a $25M Series A and $8M seed  —  As inflation continues to grow persistently higher, millions of Americans are struggling financially.  —  With that struggle comes a whole lot of financial stress.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
LibLab, which offers tools to automate the production and maintenance of SDKs, raises a $42M Series A led by Insight  —  LibLab, which bills itself as an “SDK-as-a-service” platform for engineers, today announced that it raised $42 million in Series A funding from Insight Partners …
Sarah McBride / Bloomberg:
Vanta, which offers enterprise data security compliance tools, raises $100M led by Craft Ventures at a $1.4B valuation  —  In some ways, Vanta Inc. looks like a startup from a frothier era.  It's run by a 35-year-old entrepreneur in San Francisco and sells software primarily to other startups.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
A coalition including Amazon, Google, and Uber urges the DHS to let kids of high-skilled visa holders stay in the US past the age of 21 without a green card  —  - Tech companies including Amazon, Google, Salesforce and Uber are urging the Department of Homeland Security to revise its aging …

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