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May 25, 2021, 8:10 AM

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David McCabe / New York Times:
A new Florida law regulates how Facebook, Twitter, and others moderate speech, with fines for banning candidates; the law exempts companies that own theme parks  —  The new law, a direct response to Facebook and Twitter's suspension of former President Donald J. Trump, affects candidates for statewide offices.
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
Florida's new Stop Social Media Censorship Act almost certainly violates the US Constitution and Section 230, and will likely be struck down in court  —  The Stop Social Media Censorship Act almost certainly violates both the US Constitution and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Big Sur 11.4 fixes a bug that let malware capture screenshots and camera footage using other apps' permissions; researchers found ~400 instances of the malware  —  It's time to update your Apple Mac again, as malware that secretly takes screenshots has been spotted exploiting a serious weakness in macOS security.
Nick Statt / Protocol:
On final day of the Epic vs Apple trial, many topics were revisited including how to define the market in question; judge could now take months to reach verdict  —  Epic v. Apple came to a close on Monday with a series of contentious back-and-forth debates in place of traditional closing arguments.
Nick Statt / Protocol:
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google says it's rolling out its Fuchsia OS to first-gen Nest Hubs as an update, replacing Cast OS; the new OS will not change any functionality of the device  —  Google's long-in-development, from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia, is now running on real Made by Google devices, namely, the first-generation Nest Hub.
Josh Constine / Josh Constine's PressClub:
Poparazzi is a new photo-sharing app that bans selfies, focuses on sharing photos of friends, and has no follower counts, captions, hashtags, or comments  —  The future of social is multiplayer  —  Hyping up your friends is actually a lot more fun than self-glorification.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Xbox Cloud Gaming app for Android to include dual-screen support for the Surface Duo, and says 50+ games have added support for touch controls  —  The new xCloud app is like a Nintendo 3DS with Xbox games  —  Microsoft teased the potential for an Xbox handheld-like experience …
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Brendan Carr / Newsweek:
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr says Big Tech benefits massively from internet infrastructure and proposes that it should pay its fair share in maintaining it  —  COVID-19 shed a bright light on the value of America's internet infrastructure.  As stay-at-home orders spread across the country …

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