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August 10, 2021, 1:30 AM

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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:
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.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
How text-heavy meme posts, often paired with nonsensical, low-quality images, have begun sweeping through Instagram, thanks largely to Gen-Z accounts  —  Fueled by Gen Z, text-heavy meme posts, often paired with nonsensically unrelated pictures, are turning the photo and video app into a destination for written expression.
Jeff Benson / Decrypt:
Latest compromise amendment to the infrastructure bill's cryptocurrency clause fails to reach a vote after Sen. Shelby files an objection over military spending  —  The Senate rejected an amendment championed by the cryptocurrency industry that exempts non-custodial crypto actors …
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
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
Labor lawyers say Apple has violated worker protections by shutting down three employee-run surveys on women and underrepresented minorities' pay equity  —  Apple insists it does not have a problem with pay inequality.  Skeptical Apple employees have been trying to verify that claim by sending …
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.
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Amazon and Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy will end a controversial, seven-year joint venture in India next year that helped merchants get online  —  Amazon.com Inc. is disbanding a controversial joint venture in India with billionaire Narayana Murthy, a potential setback for the e-commerce giant …
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