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August 9, 2021, 11:55 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.
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
Jevans Nyabiage / South China Morning Post:
China's tech companies, including Huawei and Kunlun, are quietly driving a revolution in Africa's fintech sector, investing in mobile payment apps and wallets  —  One of Africa's biggest mobile wallets is M-Pesa, established in 2007 by the Kenyan phone company Safaricom …
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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