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September 21, 2019, 2:00 AM

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New York Times:
Facebook says it has removed tens of thousands of apps from about 400 developers to date, as part of its investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook indicated on Friday that the scale of its data privacy issues was far larger than it had previously acknowledged …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube CEO apologizes to creators and users over the company's decision to revoke verification statuses and says it is working to address creator concerns  —  Updates are expected to come  —  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has just apologized to the creator community over the company's decision …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple says the new iPhones include a new software and hardware system to reduce performance impacts as battery ages, making them less susceptible to throttling  —  The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max include a dynamic power management system — a combination of hardware and software …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Samsung releases a new care guide instructing Galaxy Fold users to “just use a light touch” and keep the phone free of water and dust  —  While the Samsung Galaxy Fold is not the first foldable phone on the market, it's without a doubt the biggest, and it will be the device that sets the example for other companies.
Financial Times:
Amid rising competition and a dramatic fall in US subscribers during Q2, doubts arise over the sustainability of Netflix's debt-driven business model  —  On a sunny midsummer weekend in Los Angeles, Netflix turned the Santa Monica Pier — one of the city's busiest tourist destinations …
Julia Lee / Polygon:
Minecraft's latest beta update introduces a character creator that allows players to change body types and wear accessories  —  You can be a mermaid  —  Minecraft's latest update has added a character creator to the game.  After years of only using skins over the same model …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
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Jason Schott / Fox Business:
Roku study: 2M people in the US moved from traditional pay TV to streaming in 2019; up to 60M US households will exclusively use streaming in the next 5 years  —  Television viewing has gradually expanded into streaming, and a new study from Roku makes a dramatic prediction about how people will consume video in the years to come.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Jeff Bezos announces the Climate Pledge, for businesses like Amazon to commit to meet the Paris Agreement's zero-carbon goal by 2040, 10 years ahead of schedule  —  During a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington this morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos alongside former United …

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