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August 8, 2021, 12:10 AM

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Alex Stamos / @alexstamos:
[Thread] Apple's child safety protections announcement hurt the effort to find a policy balance on safety and privacy aspects of e2e encrypted comms products  —  The chatter around Apple's recent announcement of new child safety protections is rather frustrating, as the amplification/knowledge ratio seems rather high on this one. Apple's docs: https://www.apple.com/... A discussion with friends: https://twitter.com/...
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 …
Apple Privacy Letter:
More than 4,000 individuals and organizations sign an open letter asking Apple to halt the implementation of its proposed content monitoring technology  —  Security & Privacy Experts, Cryptographers, Researchers, Professors, Legal Experts and Apple Consumers Decry Apple's Planned Move …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Sean O'Neill / Skift:
Siemens says that it has agreed to buy Netherlands-based Sqills, a cloud-based software suite for rail transport operators worldwide, for ~$650M  —  Sqills has won more contracts from railway operators to upgrade their inventory, booking, and ticketing software than any other tech vendor in recent years.
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
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.
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?
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.

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