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June 9, 2022, 1:30 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Source: Twitter's board plans to comply with Elon Musk's demands for internal data on bots by offering access to its full “firehose”, after a weeks-long impasse  —  The billionaire is in a protracted battle with the company over information about spam and fake accounts
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple will handle Apple Pay Later's lending, a first for the company; in-house subsidiary Apple Financing LLC will oversee credit checks and make loan decisions  —  Apple Inc. will handle the lending itself for a new “buy now, pay later” offering, sidestepping partners as the tech giant pushes deeper …
Prakhar Khanna / Digital Trends:
Apple says Stage Manager is limited to M1 iPads because the feature relies on iPadOS 16's fast memory swap, which lets demanding apps use storage as virtual RAM  —  At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022, Apple announced numerous new features for iPadOS 16.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft plans to stop adding noncompete clauses to US employment agreements, drop NDAs from US worker settlements, add salary ranges to US job posts, and more  —  Bending to employee sentiment and legislative mandate, Microsoft announced a series of reforms Wednesday that will curtail …
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.
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Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt:
Ethereum's proof-of-stake Merge upgrade goes live on Ropsten, Ethereum's oldest testnet for blockchain development testing before deployment on the mainnet  —  First rolled out in 2016, Ropsten is Ethereum's oldest testnet that allows for blockchain development testing before deployment on the mainnet.
Florence Ion / Gizmodo:
Google releases Android 13 Beta 3 for Pixel phones and says Android 13 has reached platform stability, meaning the developer APIs and how apps perform are final  —  As the beta reaches Platform Stability, Google would like to remind you that Android tablets aren't dead yet.  —  Alerts
Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg:
Meta faces eight lawsuits this week that claim its algorithms lead to attempted suicide, eating disorders, sleeplessness, and other issues in young people  —  Meta Platforms Inc. is now a leader in another social media trend — lawsuits claiming the company built algorithms in its platforms …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple's iOS 16 introduces the ability to transfer an eSIM from another iPhone via Bluetooth while setting up cellular service  —  iOS 16 introduces a useful new feature that allows an eSIM to be transferred between iPhones via Bluetooth while setting up cellular service.
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
Sweden-based Juni, a neobank catering to e-commerce and online marketing companies, raises a $206M Series B, $100M in equity led by Mubadala and $106M in debt  —  Sweden's Juni has raised $206 million ($100 equity/$106 debt) in a Series B funding round.  —  Swedish integrated payment …
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Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Unsealed docs: the US Secret Service ordered travel companies Sabre and Travelport to spy on a Russian hacker for two years, providing weekly location reports  —  A Forbes legal challenge forces the unsealing of documents that reveal for the first time the scope of secretive surveillance orders …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Meta's head of infrastructure David Mortenson steps down; engineering and infrastructure VP Santosh Janardhan, his direct report, will take over later in June  —  The change comes days after the announced departure of Sheryl Sandberg  —  Another executive change is hitting Meta …
TechCrunch:
Researcher says over 120K passports, drivers licenses, and IDs of users of Chinese bike-sharing service Mobike was not encrypted and exposed online  —  A massive trove of more than 120,000 passports, drivers licenses and identity documents uploaded by users of bike-sharing service Mobike have been found online.

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