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September 4, 2021, 7:45 AM

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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.
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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.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Interview with Harvard professor Willy Shih on the global chip shortage, supply chains, how much money it would take for the US to catch up with TSMC, and more  —  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the demand for microchips has far exceeded supply, causing problems in every industry that relies on computers.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
US Cyber Command and CISA urge US organizations to immediately patch a critical Atlassian Confluence remote code execution flaw that is under mass exploitation  —  US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has issued a rare alert today urging US organizations to patch a massively exploited Atlassian Confluence critical vulnerability immediately.
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.
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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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 (?)
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 …

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