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August 20, 2021, 12:15 PM

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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 …
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
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
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 …
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
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.
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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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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Microsoft says it will raise the prices of commercial Microsoft 365 subscription bundles in March 2022, the first major price change since their 2011 launch  —  - This is the first major price change for Office 365 since Microsoft launched it in 2011.  — Microsoft has also expanded Office …
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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