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June 29, 2023, 9:10 AM

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Kellen Browning / New York Times:
The Verge:
Sony accidentally revealed confidential PlayStation information and its Call of Duty revenue by redacting a court document with a Sharpie, revealed after a scan  —  Sony highly confidential information about its PlayStation business has just been revealed by mistake.
Joshua Wolens / PC Gamer:
Reddit user sliced_lime, most likely Mojang's Mikael Hedberg, says Minecraft will no longer post to r/Minecraft due to Reddit's API pricing changes  —  The Minecraft subreddit won't be a source for official Mojang communications going forward.  —  If you want official updates from the Minecraft dev team …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Internal messages: Reddit tells protesting mods that their communities won't remain private beyond the timeframe set for this week to confirm reopening plans  —  / 'This community will not remain private beyond the timeframe we've allowed for confirmation of plans here.'
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Sources: Linda Yaccarino plans to launch full-screen, sound-on video ads on Twitter's short-video feed and is wooing celebrities in the hope of selling more ads  —  New CEO hits the ground running with plans for new ads offering and tells staff to get ready for ‘hand-to-hand combat’
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Advertisers demand significant refunds from YouTube after a report suggested millions of ads served via YouTube's TrueView system are hidden from users  —  Study shows millions of ads are hidden away in violation of Google-owned group's policies  —  Advertising industry figures …
Gerrit De Vynck / Washington Post:
A California-based law firm launches a class-action suit against OpenAI, claiming the company violated millions of internet users' rights by scraping their data  —  A California law firm says the company's use of scraped data from the web violates the rights of millions of internet users
Krisztian Sandor / CoinDesk:
Binance says euro banking partner Paysafe plans to stop supporting the exchange after September 25, adding to a retreat from the UK, the Netherlands, and more  —  The exchange recently announced retreats from the U.K., Netherlands and Cyprus.  —  Binance's euros banking partner …
Ina Fried / Axios:
A survey of 2,139 US people: 33% of adults and 51% of teens aged 13 to 17 reported receiving online hate in 2023, up from 23% and 36%, respectively, in 2022  —  More than half of Americans say they have experienced hate or harassment online, according to a new survey from the Anti-Defamation League …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Proton launches its E2E encrypted open-source password manager Proton Pass, available for free on iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Brave  —  A couple of months after unveiling Proton Pass, Proton — the company behind end-to-end encrypted email service Proton Mail — is officially launching its password manager to everyone.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Phone monitoring app LetMeSpy, used to spy on thousands of Android users, says a hacker stole the messages, call logs, and locations the spyware had intercepted  —  A data breach reveals the spyware is built by a Polish developer  —  A hacker has stolen the messages, call logs …
Washington Post:
Meta's Oversight Board calls for Cambodian PM Hun Sen to be suspended on Facebook and Instagram, the first time the Board has asked for a ban of a head of state  —  MANILA — The social media giant Meta's Oversight Board called Thursday for the immediate suspension of Cambodian Prime Minister …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Micron reports Q3 revenue down 57% YoY to $3.75B, beating estimates of $3.69B, and forecasts a strong Q4, saying the memory industry has passed its trough  —  Micron Technology Inc. gave an upbeat forecast for the current period, indicating that an industry glut is easing even as the chipmaker continues to face challenges in China.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Report: FTX's exchange reboot may include a joint venture, a rebrand, and stakes for certain customers; indications of interest in the restart are due this week  —  - FTX has a deadline of this week for interested parties to submit their proposals to potentially help restart the exchange, the WSJ reported.
Kim Zetter / Zero Day:
SolarWinds confirms its CISO and CFO both received Wells notices from the SEC, a rare move, signaling they may face legal action over the company's 2020 breach  —  In a highly rare move, the SEC sent notice to SolarWinds' CISO, and other specific employees, indicating they may face legal action over Russia's hack of their company.
Ernie Smith / VICE:
A look at the NABU network, an open community launched in December 2022 that preserves historical examples of NABU PC hardware, software, and documentation  —  The NABU Network was an obscure, forgotten part of Canadian tech history—until the day the internet noticed that thousands …

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