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June 16, 2022, 8:25 AM

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New York Times:
Internal Kraken comms and interviews with five workers: some staff accuse CEO Jesse Powell of fostering a hateful workplace and dozens are considering quitting  —  Jesse Powell, who leads the crypto exchange Kraken, has challenged the use of preferred pronouns, debated who can use racial slurs and called American women “brainwashed.”
Molly White / @molly0xfff:
[Thread] A look at Kraken's announcement of a culture overhaul, eschewing “stereotypical team diversity measurements”, as the crypto exchange touts hiring plans  —  Kraken, a U.S.-based crypto exchange, has announced they'll be continuing to hire, and have announced a culture overhaul that promotes “diversity of thought” over “stereotypical team diversity measurements” and prohibits describing another's words as “racist” or “x-phobic”. 🧵
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Internal memo: Meta plans to make Facebook more like TikTok, including bringing Messenger back into the app and recommending posts from “unconnected” sources  —  Facebook employees were recently given a new directive with sweeping implications: make the app's feed more like TikTok.
Katie Collins / CNET:
The EU toughens its disinformation Code of Practice, covering deepfakes, bots, fake accounts, and more; Meta, Google, TikTok, Twitter, and others have signed up  —  Katie Collins  —  Katie a UK-based news reporter and features writer.  Officially, she is CNET's European correspondent …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung merges its Pay and Pass apps to create Wallet, letting users organize ID cards, keys, and crypto, rolling out now  —  Bringing Samsung Pay and Pass under one roof  —  First, there was Samsung Wallet.  Then it became Samsung Pay.  Now, because time is a flat circle …
Nikkei Asia:
Japanese businesses and government agencies are panicking as Microsoft retires Internet Explorer; March 2022 survey shows 49% of organizations use IE for work  —  Government, corporate users scramble to find alternative to Microsoft program  —  TOKYO — Microsoft bids farewell to Internet Explorer …
CNN:
Japan passes an amendment making “online insults” punishable by up to a year in prison, after the suicide of a reality TV star who had faced social media abuse  —  Tokyo (CNN)Japan's parliament on Monday passed legislation making “online insults” punishable by imprisonment amid …
The Markup:
Investigation: 294+ US crisis pregnancy centers, which try to dissuade people from abortions, share website visitor info with Meta via Facebook's tracking pixel  —  The social media giant gathers data from crisis pregnancy centers through a tracking tool that works whether or not a person is logged in to their Facebook account
Matt Burgess / Wired:
In occupied Ukraine, Russia is forcing multiple ISPs to reroute connections through Russian infrastructure, subjecting traffic to censorship and surveillance  —  In occupied Ukraine, people's internet is being routed to Russia—and subjected to its powerful censorship and surveillance machine.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Researchers say Big Tech's political ad bans are a charade and likely had minimal impact on curbing misinformation while hurting smaller advocacy groups  —  Say ExxonMobil wanted to run an ad on Twitter about how natural gas is actually totally climate-friendly.
Ryan Broderick / Garbage Day:
A look at Twitter's research into its offensive content tweet pop-ups, resulting in a positive change in long-term behavior even though 69% still sent the tweet  —  This Is What Friction Looks Like  —  Twitter released some really interesting research last week regarding that sort …
Isabelle Bousquette / Wall Street Journal:
Alaskan, Finnish, and Japanese companies, alongside the Russian government, are planning Arctic undersea cables, made possible by shrinking ice coverage  —  So far, work is only possible in the summer months.  But companies see the remote, fragile north as a future hub of crisscrossing digital infrastructure links
Javeria Khalid / Rest of World:
After Pakistan banned dating apps Tinder, Grindr, and Skout in September 2020, Facebook matchmaking groups for Pakistanis gained tens of thousands of members  —  A ban on dating apps like Tinder has left young Pakistanis with limited avenues to meet new people.  Facebook matchmaking groups are gaining popularity among them.

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