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Who will win the social-audio wars?

Your five-minute guide to what's happening in tech this Tuesday, from the social platforms coming for your ears, to Amazon's yearly 6% churn rate.

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Crypto mining crackdown intensifies in China

China's Sichuan Province halted more than two dozen crypto mining operations over the weekend, becoming the latest Chinese crypto hub to clamp down on bitcoin mining. The crackdown on crypto mining has intensified in China in recent months as Beijing seeks to control energy consumption as well as financial risk.

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All the bad news for Amazon on Prime Day

It's Amazon Prime Day, also known as the day Amazon sometimes make mores than $10 billion. But today also means more attention than usual on a company that is having objectively a very bad month.

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Snapchat ends 'Speed Filter' after lawsuits, report says

Snapchat is ending the "Speed Filter" that figured in multiple lawsuits over car crashes, according to a report in NPR. The filter, which purported to let users see how fast they were going, was cited in a lawsuit by parents who said the filter pushed their sons into a fatal car crash in 2017, for instance.

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Amazon removes another Chinese seller

Amazon has booted popular consumer electronics brand RavPower, owned by a Chinese company, from its marketplace, according to a report in the Verge.

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Senate bill boosts penalty for attacks on critical infrastructure

A bipartisan Senate bill introduced Thursday would boost potential penalties for cyberattacks that knowingly damage critical infrastructure, including possible imprisonment for up to 20 years.

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