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1 Reddit volunteers are helping people who need an abortion
This gives a glimpse of what the post-Rowe era might look like. (WP)
, Silicon Valley will be at the center of the hurricane of abortion rights. (Wired $)
, Online privacy is becoming more important than ever for women seeking abortion. , (Bloomberg 2)
, How to get an abortion at the age of surveillance. (Gizmodo)

2 Beijing is on the verge of a lockdown
Authorities have tightened restrictions in an attempt to avert Shanghai’s fate, as Kovid’s cases escalate. (Reuters)
+ North Korea’s extreme coward lockdown cannot last forever(FT)
, Shanghai is slowly coming out of its sharp lockdown. (BBC)
, Chinese censors are working overtime to suppress disagreements over lockdown. , (TR)
, A new covid subvariant is spreading across the U.S. (NYT)

3 The future of Facebook is less about socialization these days
And a lot about buying and selling. (Economist)
, Evolution is needed to prevent social media from becoming stale. (Wired $)

4 India is forcing VPNs to collect and assign user data
Which, of course, made the video an overnight sensation. (CNET)

5 Shin is China’s influential-driven fast fashion darling
But its low prices come at a high price for workers’ rights. (Wired $)
, Shopkeepers are returning cheaper clothing items than before the epidemic(BBC)

The sad origin of 6 Crypto’s favorite phrase
Fans are annoyed that “we’ll all make it” co-opted. (Motherboard)
, Most El Salvador residents have discarded their national bitcoin wallets. (Rest of the world)

7 US plans to approve Chinese surveillance camera company Hickvision
He is accused of enabling human rights abuses. (FT)
, Moderators for student surveillance systems are concerned about how intrusive they are, (Fast company)

8 Why are we all so eager to test the race?
Race, descent, and heredity can make for unhealthy bedfellows. (New Yorker 2)

9 You don’t have to stop eating meat completely to help the planet
Eating only 20% less beef will have a bigger effect. (Wired $)
+ Cutting down on hamburgers is a great start(TR)
, Billionaire investor Carl Icon wants McDonald’s to give up its dependence on meat. (Bloomberg 2)

10 The most famous GIF of the Internet has been transformed
Unfortunately, the new look involves NFTs. (CNN) + This retro emoji font pulls the pictogram back to their charming basics. (Input)

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