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August 14, 2021, 1:10 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Craig Federighi says introducing two similar features at the same time, iMessage protections for children and CSAM scanning of iCloud photos, caused confusion  —  Facing criticism about eroding privacy on the iPhone, Apple's Craig Federighi says new tools aimed at best ensuring privacy while fighting illegal images
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple details its CSAM detection system, says it expects to set a match threshold of 30 known CSAM images before an iCloud account is flagged for manual review  —  Apple today shared a document that provides a more detailed overview of the child safety features that it first announced last week …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Facebook rolls out end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls on Messenger, and says it will begin testing opt-in e2e encryption for Instagram DMs  —  rolling out a host of features for Messenger users who switch on  —  end-to-end encryption (E2EE).  You can now call Messenger contacts using voice or video
Reuters:
Poly Network offers a $500K “bug bounty” to the hacker who returned $340M+ in assets and placed the rest in a wallet jointly controlled by the hacker and Poly  —  Poly Network, the cryptocurrency platform which lost $610 million in a hack earlier this week, confirmed on Friday …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
In a preliminary ruling, ITC judge finds Google infringed on five patents owned by Sonos; full commission will make a final ruling in December  —  In a preliminary finding by the United States International Trade Commission, a judge ruled that the internet company infringed on speaker-technology patents.
Wall Street Journal:
Neobank Chime raises $750M led by Sequoia at a valuation of about $25B, as a source says it could go public in H1 2022  —  Move sets company up for IPO as early as next year  —  Chime Financial Inc. raised $750 million in its latest funding round, in a move that values the financial-technology startup …
Rachel Feintzeig / Wall Street Journal:
A half-dozen white-collar workers in industries like tech and banking say they are stealthily holding multiple remote, full-time jobs  —  When the pandemic freed employees from having to report to the office, some saw an opportunity to double their salary on the sly.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Researchers at Berlin-based AlgorithmWatch say they abandoned their research project monitoring the Instagram algorithm after legal threats from Facebook  —  A chilling echo of NYU ad observatory issues  —  Researchers at AlgorithmWatch say they were forced to abandon their research project monitoring …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter pauses rolling out access to apply for verification, after admitting that several fake accounts, reportedly part of a botnet, were wrongly verified  —  It wants to improve the application and review process  —  Twitter is halting the expansion of its verification program …

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