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August 20, 2021, 9:35 AM

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
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Noel Titheradge / BBC:
Internal documents show OnlyFans moderators can give multiple warnings to successful accounts posting illegal content before closing them  —  Internal documents, leaked to BBC News, reveal that OnlyFans allows moderators to give multiple warnings to accounts that post illegal content …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Internal memo: Apple is delaying its return to corporate offices from October until January at the earliest because of surging COVID-19 cases and new variants  —  - Company pushes back return from October, encourages vaccines  — Apple doesn't plan to close stores, offices on rising cases
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
An overview of the most interesting internal emails from the Apple v. Epic trial, including discussions about an “iPhone nano” and lowering App Store fees  —  In May, the world watched as Epic Games dragged Apple to court, challenging the most profitable company in the world …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Court docs: Google's “Premier Device Program” gave Android OEMs a greater share of Search revenue for not preinstalling third-party app stores on their devices  —  Android OEMs couldn't preload apps that could install other apps  —  Newly unredacted sections of Epic's antitrust complaint …
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Josh Horwitz / Reuters:
China passes a data privacy law mandating that data collection has a reasonable purpose, user consent, and limited to “minimum scope”, taking effect November 1  —  China's National People's Congress on Friday passed a law designed to protect online user data privacy and will implement …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
FTC files a new antitrust complaint against Facebook, after a judge dismissed the first complaint in June; Facebook has until October 4 to respond  —  - The Federal Trade Commission filed a new antitrust complaint against Facebook on Thursday.  — A federal judge dismissed …
The Verge:
April Glaser / NBC News:
Facebook rolls out new security features for people in Afghanistan, including a one-click tool to quickly lock accounts and limit account discoverability  —  Facebook said Thursday it is rolling out new user controls for people in Afghanistan who are rushing to delete their digital footprints …
Gavin Butler / VICE:
Wall Street Journal:
Google Health VP David Feinberg, who led Google's COVID-19 initiatives, will depart the company to take over as CEO at electronic health records company Cerner  —  David Feinberg led tech giant's healthcare push, Covid-19 initiatives  —  David Feinberg, who led Google's ambitious …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Elon Musk says Tesla is working on a humanoid robot that will handle “tasks that are unsafe, repetitive or boring”, with a prototype “sometime next year”  —  A prototype is supposedly coming ‘sometime next year’  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is working …
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
Around 1,500 Stitch Fix employees quit after new CEO announces they will no longer have flexible work hours and part-timers must work at least 20 hours per week  —  Employees are departing the clothing subscription company, while those who remain fear their jobs are gradually being replaced by an algorithm.
Bloomberg:
Adobe says it will acquire Frame.io, which makes video collaboration software, for about $1.3B in cash  —  - Frame.IO adds to Adobe creative cloud unit, home of Photoshop  — Frame.io serves broadcasters, media agencies and brands  —  Adobe Inc. is acquiring Frame.io …

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