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August 21, 2021, 1:40 AM

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New York Times:
Facebook shelved its content transparency report in Q1 fearing public criticism, as the most-viewed link suggested a doctor died due to a COVID-19 vaccine  —  The company praised itself this week for being “the most transparent platform on the internet.”  —  When Facebook this week released …
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
Chainalysis: global cryptocurrency adoption grew 881% YoY, led by Vietnam, India, and Pakistan, according to metrics such as P2P exchange trading volume  —  - Global crypto adoption has taken off in the last year, up 881%, with Vietnam, India and Pakistan firmly in the lead, according to new data from Chainalysis.
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
OnlyFans shares new TOS for “sexually explicit conduct”: no intercourse, masturbation, exhibition of genitals; any such content must be removed before Dec. 1  —  Sex and masturbation, whether simulated or real, aren't allowed  —  On Thursday the video and image sharing site …
Noel Titheradge / BBC:
Documents show OnlyFans moderators are told to show more leniency for popular accounts posting illegal content than they do for smaller accounts  —  Internal documents, leaked to BBC News, reveal that OnlyFans allows moderators to give multiple warnings to accounts that post illegal content …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Cloudflare says it mitigated a 17.2M rps DDoS attack last month, ~3x larger than any previous DDoS attack, targeting a customer in the financial industry  —  Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare disclosed today that it mitigated the largest volumetric distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that was recorded to date.
Jeong Park / Sacramento Bee:
A California superior court judge rules that Prop 22 is unconstitutional because it infringes on the Legislature's power to set workplace standards  —  A California judge on Friday ruled that a 2020 ballot measure exempting rideshare and food delivery drivers from a state labor law …
Emily Birnbaum / Politico:
A deep dive into the aggressive lobbying tactics that Apple is using to fight app store bills in Georgia, Arizona, North Dakota, Louisiana, and other US states  —  When Apple wanted to kill off two bills in Georgia this year, it rushed lobbyists to the state legislature …
Washington Post:
Researchers who built an Apple-like system to identify CSAM in e2e encrypted online services say they abandoned it due to numerous abuse and misuse concerns  —  Jonathan Mayer is an assistant professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton University.
Eric Newcomer / Newcomer:
Chris Sacca on his move to climate investing, Jack Dorsey's inability to confront big questions, and Travis Kalanick's weakness in managing company culture  —  A conversation with Chris Sacca about climate investing — and Travis Kalanick.  —  Chris Sacca apologized for joining our Zoom call a few minutes late.
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 …
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.
Eric Benjamin Seufert / Mobile Dev Memo:
FTC's updated suit against Facebook incorrectly claims that Facebook has driven up ad prices via monopoly control over the personal social networking market  —  re-filed its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook  —  after a federal judge deemed that the agency failed to prove …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:

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