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June 17, 2022, 3:25 PM

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Emily Baker-White / BuzzFeed News:
Leaked audio from 80+ internal TikTok meetings: ByteDance staff in China repeatedly accessed data about US TikTok users between September 2021 and January 2022  —  For years, TikTok has responded to data privacy concerns by promising that information gathered about users in the United States …
Serena Ng / Wall Street Journal:
Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital is exploring financial options, including asset sales and a rescue by another firm, and says it invested ~$200M in Luna  —  Firm's founders say they still believe in the future of cryptocurrencies  —  Cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Three Arrows Capital Ltd …
Financial Times:
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
A group of Senate Democrats calls on the US Commerce Department to follow the EU and create a strategy to require a common charging port for all mobile devices  —  No more Lightning ports?  —  A group of Senate Democrats is calling on the US Commerce Department to follow Europe's lead …
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Bloomberg:
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
The UK publishes its final response to a data reform consultation to diverge from EU rules, including replacing cookie consent pop-ups with browser opt-outs  —  The UK government has published its final response to a data ‘reform’ consultation it kicked off last year, laying out how it intends …
The Verge:
Snap is internally testing Snapchat Plus, a paid subscription service that will give users early access to exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features  —  It's currently in “early internal testing”  —  Snap is doing internal tests of a paid subscription called Snapchat Plus …
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
TSMC details its roadmap: a high volume 3nm chip production starting in H2 2022, with five 3nm-class N3 node iterations, and 2nm-class N2 introduction in 2025  —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Thursday kicked off its 2022 TSMC Technology Symposium, where the company traditionally shares …
Ryan Mac / New York Times:
Sources: SpaceX fired employees who helped write and distribute an open letter calling Elon Musk's behavior “a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment”  —  In an email, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president, said the letter had made other employees “feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied.”
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Reuters:
Sources: China's central bank accepted Ant Group's application to set up a financial holding company, a key step in a year-long revamp of the fintech business  —  China's central bank has accepted Ant Group's application to set up a financial holding company, three people with knowledge of the matter said …
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