DOJ’s case against Google relies on proving restrictive contracts protected its dominant position, a similar move to the antitrust case against Microsoft (Steve Lohr/New York Times)

Steve Lohr / New York Times:
DOJ’s case against Google relies on proving restrictive contracts protected its dominant position, a similar move to the antitrust case against Microsoft  —  The Justice Department’s antitrust case points to restrictive contracts, a focus that a professor said “is as old as the Sherman Act.”

Study: companies are increasingly tailoring their financial statements to cater to algorithms parsing text and speech and avoiding phrases perceived as negative (Gregor Stuart Hunter/Bloomberg)

Gregor Stuart Hunter / Bloomberg:
Study: companies are increasingly tailoring their financial statements to cater to algorithms parsing text and speech and avoiding phrases perceived as negative  —  – Study finds companies alter words to cater to listening algos  — Emphasis on positivity as negative phrases get ditched

Report: at least 2,000 US law enforcement agencies, including 49 of the 50 largest police departments, have the tools to access locked, encrypted phones (Jack Nicas/New York Times)

Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Report: at least 2,000 US law enforcement agencies, including 49 of the 50 largest police departments, have the tools to access locked, encrypted phones  —  At least 2,000 law enforcement agencies have tools to get into encrypted smartphones, according to new research, and they are using them far more than previously known.