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June 27, 2022, 12:50 PM

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Samantha Cole / VICE:
Stardust, the top iOS period tracker, says in its privacy policy it may disclose “anonymized, encrypted” data to third parties “whether or not legally required”  —  Stardust Period Tracker was the most-downloaded free app on iOS over the weekend.  —  Samantha Cole
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 …
Washington Post:
With Roe overturned, privacy advocates worry period tracking apps are sharing data, with partners or affiliates, that may become evidence of a crime  —  Privacy advocates fear that fertility data could fall into the wrong hands.  —  With a menstrual-tracking app, you can see when your periods and fertile days start and end.
Andrew Rummer / The Block:
Voyager Digital issues a default notice to Three Arrows Capital for failing to repay a $650M+ loan; Voyager accessed $75M of credit from Alameda Research  —  - Voyager Digital has issued a default notice against Three Arrows Capital for failure to repay a loan worth more than $650 million.
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 generation 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 …
New York Times:
Hundreds of procurement documents detail the software bought by China to sift through vast troves of surveillance data, helping “predict” possible troublemakers  —  The more than 1.4 billion people living in China are constantly watched.  They are recorded by police cameras that are everywhere …
Vicky Ge Huang / Wall Street Journal:
As crypto markets melt down, hedge funds are increasingly shorting tether, as a bet against either the broader economy or the quality of the assets backing USDT  —  Professional investors got interested in shorting tether after the collapse of another stablecoin, TerraUSD
Chainalysis:
A distribution analysis of 10 major DAO governance tokens finds that, on average, less than 1% of all holders have 90% of voting power  —  This blog is a preview of our State of Web3 Report.  Sign up here to reserve your copy and we'll email you the full report when it comes out in June!
Jen Wieczner / New York Magazine:
Q&A with crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz on crypto as a scam, differences with past crashes, an incoming recession, LUNA's collapse, blaming the Fed, and more  —  A little over a year ago, when I interviewed Mike Novogratz, a veteran hedge-fund manager and crypto billionaire, I asked him what he was excited about.
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
CB Insights: global VC activity dropped 23% between Q1 and Q2 2022 through June 23, after dropping just 1.4% between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022  —  Venture capital-backed startups raised far fewer rounds of funding during the past three months than they did during the more ebullient days of late …

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