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Political advocacy and voter-registration groups are targeting phones of protesters and sending them messages about registering to vote or taking other actions (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Political advocacy and voter-registration groups are targeting phones of protesters and sending them messages about registering to vote or taking other actions  —  Voting and advocacy groups track cellphones of participants and send messages; the tactics are ‘deeply spooky yet extremely helpful,’ says one user

In response to Australian regulator, Facebook says it will not pay for shared news links and that not having them at all would not significantly impact business (Amanda Meade/The Guardian)

Amanda Meade / The Guardian: In response to Australian regulator, Facebook says it will not pay for shared news links and that not having them at all would not significantly impact business  —  Social media giant rejects ACCC proposal, saying it could cut out news completely without any significant impact on its business

US efforts to deploy COVID-19 contact tracing apps have fallen flat, as most states retreat from earlier interest and the few with an app struggle with adoption (David Ingram/NBC News)

David Ingram / NBC News: US efforts to deploy COVID-19 contact tracing apps have fallen flat, as most states retreat from earlier interest and the few with an app struggle with adoption  —  At a briefing this week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy touted his state´s efforts to trace the spread of the coronavirus …

Apple is building an OS for health to become a chokepoint that all healthcare players, from providers to device makers, must integrate with to get distribution (Nathan Baschez/Divinations)

Nathan Baschez / Divinations: Apple is building an OS for health to become a chokepoint that all healthcare players, from providers to device makers, must integrate with to get distribution  —  Apple is building an operating system for health  —  This essay was co-authored by Rob Litterst and Nathan Baschez

How a philanthropic COVID-19 testing initiative by Utah companies like Nomi Health and Domo became a commercial enterprise, despite questions about performance (Robert P. Baird/New Yorker)

Robert P. Baird / New Yorker: How a philanthropic COVID-19 testing initiative by Utah companies like Nomi Health and Domo became a commercial enterprise, despite questions about performance  —  At a White House briefing, on April 23rd, Mike Pence offered what he described as “encouraging news” about covid-19 testing.

In leaked letters, House Judiciary asks Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook to say by Sunday whether their CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings in July (Margaret Harding McGill/Axios)

Margaret Harding McGill / Axios: In leaked letters, House Judiciary asks Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook to say by Sunday whether their CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings in July  —  House antitrust investigators are pressing Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook to say by Sunday whether their CEOs will testify …

At launch, Facebook News had very few stories on politics, many New York Times links, and coverage overlapped little with the most popular articles on Facebook (Laura Hazard Owen/Nieman Lab)

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab: At launch, Facebook News had very few stories on politics, many New York Times links, and coverage overlapped little with the most popular articles on Facebook  —  On June 10, the most popular stories across Facebook were all NASCAR banning Confederate flags and Blue Lives Matter (with a sprinkling of dead kids).
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