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September 7, 2019, 11:30 PM

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New York Times:
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito resigns after a report showed he hid the extent of the fundraising role of Jeffrey Epstein, whom MIT “disqualified” as a donor  —  The director of M.I.T.'s prestigious Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after an outcry over his financial ties with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Leaked documents show MIT Media Lab hid the extent of Jeffrey Epstein's fundraising role, which also involved helping raise $7.5M through donors like Bill Gates  —  New documents show that the M.I.T. Media Lab was aware of Epstein's status as a convicted sex offender, and that Epstein directed contributions …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple to livestream the September 10 iPhone event on YouTube, marking the first time that Apple will live stream one of its keynotes on Google's platform  —  Over the last several years, Apple has gradually been expanding the ways people can tune into its various keynotes.
Fred Sainz / Apple:
Apple accuses Google's Project Zero of stoking fear by creating a “false impression of mass exploitation”, says the sophisticated attack was narrowly focused  —  Last week, Google published a blog about vulnerabilities that Apple fixed for iOS users in February.
Alex Stamos / @alexstamos:
[Thread] Apple's response to Project Zero downplays exploits against an oppressed minority, discounts the risk of other targets, and ends in unseemly marketese  —  Apple's response to the worst known iOS attack in history should be graded somewhere between “disappointing” and “disgusting”. First off, disputing Google's correct use of “indiscriminate” when describing a watering hole attack smacks of “it's ok, it didn't hit white people.” https://twitter.com/...
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Google confirms it has received a civil-investigative demand from the DOJ, requesting records related to prior antitrust investigations  —  Google said Friday that the Justice Department has requested records related to its prior antitrust investigations, marking the tech giant's …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Twitter says the average user with the algorithmic timeline follows 10%-15% more accounts than those who have reverted to the old reverse-chronological timeline  —  The algorithm hasn't fixed harassment, but it did remedy something else  —  t's hard to remember now, but there was a time …
Angela Lashbrook / OneZero:
Amazon has done little to improve Goodreads, which has basically remained a list-making app with design flaws and features that don't help avid readers  —  Despite Amazon's innovation elsewhere, Goodreads has stagnated for 12 years, and its problems are endless
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Court filing: ICE seeks a warrant to compel Apple and Google to provide info on users of Obsidian 4 gun scope app, which has been downloaded 10K+ times  —  Own a rifle?  Got a scope to go with it?  The government might soon know who you are, where you live and how to reach you.
Leticia Miranda / BuzzFeed News:
Orthodox Jews from a community in Brooklyn, many of whom lack formal degrees, are making millions from selling on Amazon, balancing traditions and modernity  —  A community of Orthodox Jews prospers by selling products on Amazon — and keeping one foot in modernity and one foot out.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Twitch launches a public beta of its app for Apple TV through Apple's TestFlight app testing program  —  Popular live game streaming service Twitch has launched a public beta of its upcoming Apple TV app through TestFlight.  This marks the first time Twitch itself has launched an Apple TV application …
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