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August 20, 2021, 11:25 AM

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
OnlyFans says it will prohibit users from posting any “sexually explicit conduct” starting in October, but will allow nude photos and videos  —  - Popularity of the website has exploded during the pandemic  — Many sex workers use OnlyFans to charge customers online
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
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
Binance is aiming for an IPO for its US division after an unsuccessful VC deal and the resignation of its CEO  —  The founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, needs investors for its U.S. unit after a recent venture capital deal fell through — a setback that cost him a C.E.O.
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 …
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 …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Mike Peterson / AppleInsider:
Report: Google is dismantling its Health division, formed in 2018, and scattering its units across the company  —  Google is reportedly dismantling its health technology initiative and splitting its projects across other teams as the chief of the division departs the company.
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 …
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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 …

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