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  • Facebook stops generating link previews for Messenger and Instagram users in the EU in accordance with GDPR privacy regulations, reports security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk; the researchers note users outside the EU will also not see previews if they’re communicating with someone within the bloc; Bakry and Mysk posit Facebook is likely using data from link previews for additional purposes; the researchers have previously found Facebook downloads the contents of such links - Link

  • Snap partners with India-based social app Moj, giving the company access to its Camera Kit; terms undisclosed; lets Moj integrate Snap’s AR tools with its platform; Snap SVP Ben Schwerin says the move is the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with Moj’s parent firm ShareChat, a popular social network in India - Link

  • Several executives at Germany-based incubator Rocket Internet establish a SPAC that will list on the New York Stock Exchange; known as Rocket Internet Growth Opportunities, it will target firms working in AI, enterprise software, and more; Donald Stalter, formerly of private equity firm GFC Global Founders Capital, will run the blank-check company - Link

  • A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses Riot Games CEO Nicolas Laurent of workplace gender discrimination; Sharon O’Donnell, a former executive assistant at the firm, claims Laurent made unwanted sexual advances, demeaning comments, and more; O’Donnell also alleges she was eventually fired for not responding to his attention; Riot disputes the circumstances of O’Donnell’s termination; the games company also says it has convened a special committe to investigate the allegations - Link

  • Salesforce says it will allow staff to decide whether they want to work from its offices in the future; in a blog post, Salesforce President and Chief People Officer Brent Hyder says roughly half the company’s employees want to go to an office just a few times a month, while ~80 percent want to have a place available to maintain a physical connection to the firm; the firm will support fully remote, part-remote, and fully office-based working - Link