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May 25, 2021, 1:55 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.
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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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Bloomberg:
Code references in Square's latest update to its iOS app indicate that it is working on offering checking and savings accounts to its users  —  - Hidden iPhone, iPad app code indicates offerings nearing debut  — Square Financial Services recently approved for bank charter
Gillian Tan / Bloomberg:
Chia, a storage-based cryptocurrency founded by Bram Cohen, raises $61M with a16z among investors, more than doubling valuation to ~$500M, according to a source  —  Chia Network Inc., a blockchain and digital currency platform founded by BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen, has more than doubled …
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 …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Some 12.9" iPad Pro owners note an undesirable blooming effect on its mini-LED screen, most apparent when bright objects are portrayed on a dark background  —  Some users are noticing more blooming on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro's Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display than expected, despite Apple's claims that the effect is minimized.
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.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 14.6 with Apple Card Family support, Podcasts Subscriptions, and more  —  Apple today is officially rolling out iOS 14.6 to the public.  This update includes Apple Card Family support, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, AirTag improvements, and more.

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