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September 3, 2021, 4:55 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.
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.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
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  —  Right-leaning pages also produce more misinformation, the forthcoming study found.  —  A new study of user behavior on Facebook around …
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:
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.
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 …
Aditya Kalra / Reuters:

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