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August 9, 2021, 3:00 PM

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Bloomberg:
A bipartisan group of senators says it has reached a compromise on cryptocurrency reporting in the infrastructure bill, but the amendment may not get a vote  —  - Treasury Department backs the new language, senator says  — Wyden concerned compromise falls short on privacy, security
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Apple publishes a CSAM FAQ to address misconceptions and concerns about photo scanning  —  Apple has responded to misconceptions and concerns about its photo scanning announcements by publishing a CSAM FAQ - answering frequently asked questions about the features.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple's plan to find CSAM should have centered around scanning images on iCloud servers, not on users' devices, where there is a greater expectation of privacy  —  It was in August 2009, two months after the release of the iPhone 3GS, that the barbarians crashed the gates; from The Online Photographer:
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
PitchBook: 3,000+ angel investors are expected to make their first deal in 2021, up from 2,725 in 2020; angels have invested $2.1B in H1 2021 vs. $2.6B in 2020  —  The once-clubby world of start-up deal making known as “angel investing” has had an influx of new participants.
Reuters:
India's Supreme Court rules that Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart must face antitrust investigations ordered against them last year by the competition commission  —  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Walmart's (WMT.N) Flipkart must face antitrust investigations ordered against them in India …
Nicole Nguyen / Wall Street Journal:
When Amazon customers leave negative reviews, some sellers hound them to revise or delete them, in exchange for refunds or gift cards, violating Amazon policies  —  Don't share personal information in reviews or with Amazon sellers; save messages in case you decide to report them
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Filings: Google is planning a campus in Silicon Valley, made up of five buildings, dedicated to hardware development; Google spent $389M on the land since 2018  —  - Google is planning another new Silicon Valley campus dubbed “Midpoint.”  — The five-building office campus will sit adjacent …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Facebook redesigns its data transfer tool to let users move images to Photobucket and event listings to Google Calendar, as part of the Data Transfer Project  —  announced that it has added two new destinations for when you want to move your data from the social network.
Amelia Tait / The Guardian:
Creatives on Instagram are angry about its move to video, specifically Reels, and complain Instagram's new changes hurt their engagement  —  The social media platform was once a favourite of artists and photographers, but a shift towards TikTok-type videos and shopping could leave them looking for a new home online

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