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August 9, 2021, 9:45 AM

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Bloomberg:
Two groups of senators say they are nearing a last-minute deal on crypto oversight, but an agreement may come too late to get added to the infrastructure bill  —  - Senators say they are nearing last-minute crypto compromise  — The amendment may not get called up for a vote in Senate
Washington Post:
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Apple publishes a CSAM FAQ to address misconceptions and concerns about photo scanning, but leaves potential government pressure unaddressed  —  Apple has responded to misconceptions and concerns about its photo scanning announcements by publishing a CSAM FAQ - answering frequently asked questions about the features.
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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
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 …
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Call center operator Teleperformance, used by Apple, Amazon, and Uber, wants to monitor staff working from home in Colombia using AI-powered webcams  —  Colombia-based call center workers who provide outsourced customer service to some of the nation's largest companies are being pressured …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Kitchen automation has risen during the pandemic, with robots from Miso Robotics, Chowbotics, and other startups now replacing some jobs in fast food chains  —  Fast-food chains are working with a host of startups to bring automation to their kitchens  —  In a White Castle just southeast of Chicago …

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