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August 7, 2021, 8:15 AM

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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 …
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  —  (CSAM stands for Child Sexual Abuse Material — a.k.a. child pornography.  People familiar with the lingo seem to pronounce it see-sam.
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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
SEC charges Blockchain Credit Partners for alleged illegal sales of $30M in unregistered securities, first SEC charges related to decentralized finance industry  —  The SEC says the company falsely raised $30 million  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission issued its first charges …
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.
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
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Court filings: Epic says Google called plans to distribute Fortnite via sideloading a threatening “contagion”, and contemplated buying some or all of Epic  —  It also apparently called sideloading ‘an awful experience’  —  Google considered buying Epic Games as the companies sparred …
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.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Valve Steam Deck hands-on: handles resource-intensive games better than other handheld PC gaming devices, great ergonomics, gyroscopic aiming feature works well  —  Reservations are already sold out through mid-2022  —  I have held the Steam Deck, and I'm nearly a believer.  —  Not quite, but I like what I see.
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.
Jon Prosser / FrontPageTech.com:
Sources: Google's Pixel 5A will debut by the end of Aug. for $450, with a 6.4" display with a hole-punch camera, Snapdragon 765G, 4650mAh battery, 6GB RAM, more  —  Just a few days after Google confirmed our Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro exclusives — today we have some exclusive information regarding the Pixel 5A and its release.
Megan Janetsky / Rest of World:
Experts say Rappi's service has worsened even as the Colombian on-demand delivery company continues to grow, opening the door to competitors like JOKR  —  Growth is great, but angry customers, anxious investors, and new competition could undo the Colombian unicorn's success.  —  • BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
Nikkei Asia:
Vietnam, which has a relatively low number of bank branches per capita, has become a battleground for e-wallets as market leader MoMo looks to maintain its lead  —  E-wallet app MoMo looks to maintain its lead against deep-pocketed rivals  —  TOKYO/HO CHI MINH CITY — For Vietnamese fintech startup MoMo …

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