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July 4, 2022, 7:35 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
As Apple ramped up Mac chip investments, improvements in its other chips slowed down; sources: Apple Watch Series 8 may be able to tell if users have a fever  —  When it comes to Apple's chip advancements, the company's iPhone and watch are taking a back seat to the Mac.
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
Chainalysis: NFT sales totaled just over $1B in June 2022, a 12-month low since June 2021 when sales were $648M; sales reached a peak of $12.6B in January 2022  —  Sales of non-fungible tokens totalled just over $1bn in June, compared with peak of $12.6bn in January
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Google plans to auto-delete visits to abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters, weight loss centers, and other sensitive places from users' location history  —  Along with visits to other potentially sensitive locations  —  Google says it'll start automatically deleting visits to abortion clinics …
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
HackerOne says an employee stole vulnerability reports submitted through its bug bounty platform and disclosed them to seven companies for financial rewards  —  A HackerOne employee stole vulnerability reports submitted through the bug bounty platform and disclosed them to affected customers to claim financial rewards.
Jeremy Hill / Bloomberg:
Three Arrows Capital files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy, protecting its US assets from creditors while a British Virgin Islands court carries out a liquidation  —  Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy, a move that protects its US assets while a liquidation is carried out in the British Virgin Islands.
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Pew Research Center:
Survey: experts split on the likely evolution of an immersive metaverse by 2040, worry about the dominant platforms building it, and expect more useful AR/MR  —  Hype?  Hope?  Hell?  Maybe all three.  Experts are split about the likely evolution of a truly immersive ‘metaverse.’ They expect …
Nelson Rauda Zablah / New York Times:
How El Salvador President Nayib Bukele weaponized bitcoin to whitewash his government's growing authoritarianism on the world stage and spread local propaganda  —  SAN SALVADOR — Bitcoiners — enthusiasts of the world's most popular cryptocurrency — aren't supposed to trust government.
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
In a letter to nine GOP senators, TikTok says China-based employees who clear internal security protocols can access certain information on TikTok's US users  —  TikTok, the viral video-sharing app owned by China's ByteDance Ltd., said certain employees outside the US can access information …
Yiwen Lu / Washington Post:
RadioShack, purchased by private equity firm REV in 2020, reintroduces itself as a crypto exchange trying to attract users with a stream of often profane tweets  —  Gen Z may not be familiar with the RadioShack of their grandparents, but they're getting to know its replacement.

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