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August 28, 2021, 11:30 PM

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Samantha John / @samj0hn:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple's “clarifications” as part of its settlement will not make much of a difference in the long run for developers or to how the App Store actually works  —  Apple isn't changing how the App Store works because Apple doesn't want it to change  —  Apple made waves this week …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft won't block users from getting Windows 11 on most old PCs if they install using ISO files, but they won't get Windows Updates, including security ones  —  Windows 11 will run on older CPUs  —  Microsoft is announcing today that it won't block people from installing Windows 11 on most older PCs.
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Amazon partners with Affirm to roll out monthly installments for purchases over $50 to some US customers; Affirm stock is up ~30% after hours  —  - Affirm's buy now, pay later checkout option will be available to certain Amazon customers in the U.S. starting Friday with a broader rollout in the coming months.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
EU's data protection supervisor recommends that personal data such as search queries and browsing history should not be used for the assessment of credit scores  —  The European Union's lead data protection supervisor has recommended on Thursday that personal data such as search queries …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
The City of Chicago sues DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices  —  - The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Microsoft warns thousands of cloud customers that a now-fixed Azure Cosmos vulnerability might have exposed databases, but it saw no evidence it was exploited  —  Microsoft (MSFT.O) on Thursday warned thousands of its cloud computing customers, including some of the world's largest companies …
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
Tel Aviv-based startup Hour One is paying people to use their likenesses to create AI-voiced characters for marketing and educational videos for its clients  —  AI-powered characters based on real people can star in thousands of videos and say anything, in any language.
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot demands records from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Reddit, TikTok, and other tech companies  —  - The House select committee investigating the deadly invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 said Friday that it is demanding a trove of records from 15 social media companies.

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