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June 27, 2022, 3:25 AM

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Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
As anti-abortion state laws kick in, law enforcement could force tech companies to give up users' search history, geolocation, and other pregnancy-related data  —  The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement …
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
After SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, Apple, Meta, Google, and other tech companies announce or reaffirm policies supporting employees seeking abortion services  —  A number of tech and media companies are responding to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by offering to pay …
Brian Kahn / Protocol:
In the wake of SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade, tech companies give “no comment” in response to questions about users' data that can be used in prosecutions  —  Tech companies have created employee reimbursement programs, but they have been silent on whether they'll protect users' data …
New York Times:
Sources: Meta told staff not to discuss the Roe v. Wade ruling on wide-reaching internal channels, citing a company memo issued after the May draft opinion leak  —  Meta told its workers on Friday not to openly discuss the Supreme Court's ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
New York Times:
Hundreds of documents detail the software bought by China to sift through its vast troves of surveillance data to “predict” who will become troublemakers  —  The more than 1.4 billion people living in China are constantly watched.  They are recorded by police cameras that are everywhere …
Tracy Wang / CoinDesk:
Sources: Goldman Sachs is looking to raise $2B from investors to buy up distressed assets from crypto lender Celsius Network in the event of a bankruptcy filing  —  The Wall Street firm is seeking $2 billion in commitments from investors to buy distressed assets at steep discounts if the crypto lender goes bankrupt.
Tracy Wang / CoinDesk:
Leaked investor call: BlockFi backer Morgan Creek Digital aims to raise $250M to counter FTX's BlockFi bailout, since it could wipe out BlockFi shareholders  —  FTX's $250 million credit facility offer - if inked as initially proposed - stood to effectively wipe out all BlockFi shareholders …
Alex Russell / Infrequently Noted:
A deep dive: how Apple uses iOS WebKit monopoly to strip-mine and sabotage the web, hurting all browser engine projects and draining the web of future potential  —  Gentle reader, I made a terrible mistake.  Yes, that's right: I read the comments on a MacRumors article.  At my age, one knows better.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
SSD benchmarks show the 256GB 13" MacBook Pro with M2 has ~50% slower read and ~30% slower write speeds than the previous gen 256GB MacBook Pro with M1  —  Following the launch of Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, it has been discovered that the $1,299 base model with 256GB …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Amazon's fight with China-based sellers of generic items trying to game its algorithm to develop Marketplace brands and get the “Amazon's Choice” tag  —  Jeff Bezos wanted to build the ‘everything store’—and now the company is drowning in China-based sellers hawking the same items under a dizzying array of brands

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