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September 3, 2021, 3:10 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple delays the rollout of recently announced child safety features, says it will take more time to collect feedback from stakeholders and make improvements  —  Last month, Apple announced a handful of new child safety features that proved to be controversial, including CSAM detection features for iCloud Photos.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
NYU study: from August 2020 to January 2021, publishers known for putting out misinfo got six times more engagement than trustworthy news sources like WHO  —  Right-leaning pages also produce more misinformation, the forthcoming study found.  —  A new study of user behavior on Facebook around …
Insider:
Sources: Amazon will launch its own TV featuring Alexa and no third-party manufacturer branding in the US, possibly as soon as October  —  - Amazon is planning to roll out its own Amazon-branded TV, Insider has learned.  — A US launch is targeted for as soon as October.
Reuters:
Filings: NLRB is investigating two complaints by Apple employees, including one by senior engineering PM Ashley Gjøvik who alleges workplace harassment and more  —  The U.S. National Labor Relations Board is investigating two cases filed by employees against Apple, records on the agency's website show.
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
US Commerce Dept. says it will close a unit that monitored Americans' social media for Census disinformation, after finding it had overstepped its authority  —  The ITMS unit in the Commerce Department overstepped its boundaries, an internal review found  —  The US Commerce Department …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Following Texas' abortion law, tech companies could face suits over providing on-demand rides to clinics, subpoenas requesting user data, and more  —  With the Supreme Court deciding not to block Texas' effective ban on abortion this week, fears have been rightly focused on the people in Texas …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Corelight, which offers a network traffic analysis and security service to enterprises, raises $75M Series D, bringing its total raised to $160M  —  Corelight, a San Francisco-based startup that claims to offer the industry's first open network detection and response (NDR) platform …
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Ireland's Data Protection Commission, on behalf of the EU, fines WhatsApp €225M for privacy violations, the second-largest fine under GDPR; WhatsApp will appeal  —  Regulators say chat-service unit failed to disclose fully how it collected and shared data about its users
The Verge:
Apple's updated rules allowing web signup links appear to apply only to apps that don't make much money for Apple, like Netflix and Spotify  —  It's for apps that don't make Apple any money anyways  —  While vocal app developers accused Apple last week of spinning a lawsuit settlement …
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