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August 7, 2021, 1:45 PM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
An overview of Apple's three new “Child Safety” initiatives, what critics are getting wrong, and the completely legitimate slippery slope concerns from experts  —  Apple yesterday announced three new “Child Safety” initiatives: … (CSAM stands for Child Sexual Abuse Material —  a.k.a. child pornography.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
In response to CSAM detection misuse concerns, Apple says protections will roll out in the US first, then on a country-by-country basis after legal evaluation  —  Apple this week announced that, starting later this year with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the company will be able …
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James Rubin / CoinDesk:
Senators Warner and Portman propose an amendment to infrastructure bill that only excludes crypto miners from broker definition; White House shows support  —  The bill excludes only proof-of-work mining, or the selling of hardware or software that gives individuals control of private keys to access digital assets.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Binance.US CEO Brian Brooks resigns just over three months after taking up the role, citing “differences over strategic direction”  —  - He cites ‘strategic differences’ in leaving crypto exchange  — The former bank regulator joined trading platform in May
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
FCC releases its first-ever mobile broadband coverage map, which compares the LTE and voice coverage areas of the four largest carriers in the US  —  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released its  —  first-ever mobile broadband coverage map.
Kareem Anderson / OnMSFT.com:
Microsoft's Panos Panay teases Spotify integration with Windows 11 through a Focus Sessions feature “coming soon”  —  Microsoft's chief product officer, Panos Panay has been on a bit of leak streak as of late, teasing new Spotify integration coming to Windows 11 among other new application focuses.
Naomi Nix / Bloomberg:
Profile of ACLU veteran Laura Murphy, who ran Facebook's civil rights audit before working on content moderation issues, as more companies face calls for audits  —  Laura Murphy, an ACLU veteran, is wielding a new tool for reform.  Are companies ready to listen?
Stephen O'Grady / Redmonk:
Redmonk study of programming languages, combining GitHub and Stack Overflow data, shows Java in second place alongside Python, while JavaScript remains top  —  While we generally try to have our rankings in July immediately after they are run, we generally operate these on a better late than never basis.

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