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March 21, 2021, 11:10 PM

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Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Trump adviser Jason Miller says Trump is having meetings with “numerous companies” to return to social media with his own platform in two to three months  —  Jason Miller tells Fox News' ‘#MediaBuzz’ the platform will ‘completely redefine the game’
Bloomberg:
Texas jury finds Apple infringed a DRM patent held by Personalized Media, and orders Apple to pay $308.5M to the company  —  Apple must pay $308.5 million to closely held Personalized Media Communications after a federal jury in Marshall, Texas, decided on Friday that the tech giant infringed …
Stephen Warwick / iMore:
Brazilian state of São Paulo fines Apple $2M for selling iPhones without a charger, allegedly misleading customers about the water resistance of iPhones, more  —  “Apple needs to understand that in Brazil there are solid consumer protection laws and institutions.
Benedict Evans:
Software has eaten the world, fading into the background like electricity or cars before, and is now secondary to conventional industry differentiation concerns  —  Ten years ago Marc Andreessen wrote an article in the WSJ called ‘Software is eating the world’, arguing that there was a fundamental shift …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Court filing: Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, and ex-iOS software chief Scott Forstall are among witnesses to testify in Epic vs Apple trial  —  Apple today submitted its witness list for its upcoming bench trial with Epic Games, and several Apple executives will be testifying …
Joe Williams / Protocol:
Interview with CEO of DocuSign, whose sales grew 57% YoY to $431M in Q4, on its plans to expand beyond e-signatures as the market heated up during the pandemic  —  Electronic signatures have been legal since President Bill Clinton signed off on legislation in 2000.
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
Google's plan to remove third-party cookies from Chrome does little to change the underlying dynamics of the surveillance-based behavioral advertising industry  —  The demise of surveillance capitalism has been greatly exaggerated.  —  GOOGLE GOT SOME good press a few weeks ago when it announced …
Axios:
Rep. Cicilline says he's crafting around 10 smaller antitrust bills, to be ready in May, instead of a one huge bill that would be easier for Big Tech to defeat  —  The powerful Democrat overseeing antitrust legislation wants to hit Big Tech with the legislative equivalent of a swarm …
Just Security:
A list of questions that experts think CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google should be asked during the March 25 House committee hearing on misinformation  —  On Thursday, March 25th, two subcomittees of the House Energy & Commerce Committee will hold a joint hearing on “the misinformation and disinformation plaguing online platforms.”
Hürriyet Daily News:
Twitter says it will set up a legal entity in Turkey to comply with the country's social media law that took effect in October 2020  —  Twitter accepted a requirement to appoint a local representative in Turkey as part of a new social media law that took effect in October 2020, according to a top Turkish official.
Yumiko Sato / Slate:
Misinformation and historical revisionism are widespread on some non-English editions of Wikipedia, such as Japanese, which is the most visited after English  —  During World War II, Unit 731 of the Japanese military undertook horrific medical experimentation in Manchukuo (Northeast China).

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