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June 27, 2022, 10:45 AM

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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 experts fear period tracking apps might come under intense pressure to share data that could 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.
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 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 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning one of the most ambitious periods of new products in its history, with a deluge coming in fall 2022 and H1 2023, including M3 Macs  —  Apple's latest software from WWDC sets the stage for a busy fall 2022 and first half of 2023.  Also: A US Apple store votes …
Andrew Rummer / The Block:
Voyager Digital issues a default notice to Three Arrows Capital for failing to repay a $650M loan; Voyager has accessed a $75M credit line 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.
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 …
Vicky Ge Huang / Wall Street Journal:
As crypto markets wobble, hedge funds are increasingly shorting Tether, either as a bet against the broader economy or the quality of Tether's assets  —  Professional investors got interested in shorting tether after the collapse of another stablecoin, TerraUSD
Chainalysis:
An analysis of ten major DAO governance tokens finds, 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!
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.
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 …
Drew FitzGerald / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T and Verizon have raised the cost of some monthly and older mobile plans, testing consumer budgets; T-Mobile has kept most rates flat  —  Wireless companies are boosting monthly fees and increasing the cost of mostly older cellphone plans  —  This summer will test whether Americans …

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