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September 3, 2021, 11:05 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.
Carrie Mihalcik / CNET:
#AppleToo publishes an open letter to Tim Cook, asking for transparent and fair compensation, reinvestigation of discrimination and harassment cases, and more  —  Among the requests in the open letter are transparent compensation and a reinvestigation of reports of discrimination and harassment.
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
GoDaddy says it gave Texas Right to Life, an abortion “whistleblower” website, 24 hours to find a new hosting provider before cutting off service  —  To protest Texas' new abortion law, activists said, they pranked a website set up by the state's largest anti-abortion group.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Texas Right to Life tip site went offline briefly before returning with new provider Digital Ocean, which also has rules against violating people's privacy  —  GoDaddy gave website “24 hours to move to a different provider.”  —  The Texas Right to Life group will have to find a new hosting provider …
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Ryan Mac / New York Times:
Facebook apologizes after its AI recommendation feature categorized a video of Black men as “about Primates”; Facebook disabled the feature and is investigating  —  Facebook called it “an unacceptable error.”  The company has struggled with other issues related to race.
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Lyft and Uber say they will cover legal fees for drivers who are sued under Texas' new abortion law for transporting women to abortion clinics  —  - Lyft and Uber said Friday they would cover legal fees for drivers on their respective platforms who are sued under Texas' restrictive abortion law that went into effect this week.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Interview with Dom Hofmann on how and why he created Loot, the communities, creativity, and NFT speculation it spawned, and the future of the project  —  Loot (and Vine) creator Dom Hofmann on creating an open-source, decentralized game / financial asset / art project / metaverse (?)
Andrew Thurman / CoinDesk:
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
NYU study: from Aug. 2020 to Jan. 2021, news publishers known for putting out misinfo got six times more engagement on Facebook than trustworthy news sources  —  Right-leaning pages also produce more misinformation, the forthcoming study found.  —  A new study of user behavior on Facebook around …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SEC has launched a probe into the developer behind Uniswap; Uniswap delisted dozens of stock offering tokens in July, citing regulatory pressure  —  SEC probe comes amid heightened scrutiny of fast-growing decentralized markets  —  WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission …
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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