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June 22, 2022, 4:00 PM

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Jason Del Rey / Vox:
An internal Amazon memo from mid-2021 warns the company could run out of potential US warehouse workers by 2024 and suggests six remedies, such as raising wages  —  Unions might not be the tech giant's biggest labor threat.  —  Amazon is facing a looming crisis: It could run out of people …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Amazon unveils new robotic tech for its warehouses, including Proteus, its “first fully autonomous mobile robot” meant to safely move large carts around workers  —  It can pick things up, put them down, and move them around  —  Amazon has announced its “first fully autonomous mobile robot …
Sascha Segan / PCMag:
Nothing confirms phone (1) will not be fully supported by carriers in North America, as the company focuses on “home markets”, including the UK and Europe  —  It looks like Americans and Canadians are getting ... nothing.  —  Carl Pei's buzzy phone firm, which he says will be a top alternative …
Brad Smith / Microsoft On the Issues:
Microsoft details how it curbs Russian propaganda, largely about the war in Ukraine and vaccines; US traffic to such stories rose 80%+ in the war's first weeks  —  Editor's note: Today Microsoft published a new intelligence report, Defending Ukraine: Early Lessons from the Cyber War.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Monica Chin / The Verge:
MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2) review: dominant single-core performance with good battery life, but just two USB-C ports, design from 2016, and webcam is still bad  —  Apple has put a 2022 CPU in a 2016 computer  —  I don't really care what the M2 MacBook Pro gets on benchmarks.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Google revamps News, elevating local news and fact checks; News returns to Spain after 7.5 years citing the country adopting EU copyright rules in November 2021  —  Google News is relaunching in Spain almost eight years after it shut down to avoid paying publishers when the country introduced …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter partners with Shopify to launch a sales channel app, letting Shopify's US merchants sell products and engage customers via Twitter's Shopping Manager  —  As part of its ongoing efforts to expand into e-commerce, Twitter today announced a new partnership with Shopify.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter tests Twitter Notes with select users, for creating long-form content with rich text formatting and uploaded media that can be tweeted upon publishing  —  In what could be one of Twitter's more significant changes since doubling the character count from 140 to 280 characters …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Tether plans to launch its fifth fiat-pegged stablecoin in July, called GBPT, pegged to the British pound and initially available on Ethereum  —  - Tether has launched a new stablecoin pegged 1:1 to the British pound.  — It will be initially available on Ethereum.
CoinDesk:
Crypto broker Voyager Digital says its exposure to Three Arrows Capital consists of 15,250 bitcoin and $350M USDC, and “may issue a notice of default” to 3AC  —  The crypto broker said it's on the hook for about $370 million of bitcoin and $350 million of USDC and has asked for a repayment installment by Friday.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers discover fundamental cryptography flaws in MEGA's end-to-end encryption, letting anyone controlling the cloud storage service decipher stored files  —  Fundamental flaws uncovered in Mega's encryption scheme show service can read your data.  —  In the decade since larger …
Mack DeGeurin / Gizmodo:
A DARPA report finds blockchains are vulnerable to “unintended centralities”, ranging from powerful new crypto miners to select ISPs handling Bitcoin traffic  —  The report points to a handful of, “unintended centralities,” it argues could concentrate blockchain power in the hands of a few select individuals or groups.
Financial Times:
Hong Kong court records: crypto exchange Huobi filed a lawsuit against a former senior manager over accusations that he made $5M trading against a Huobi account  —  Employee allegedly made $5mn after setting up a retail account in his father's name  —  A former senior manager at Huobi …

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