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September 6, 2021, 9:10 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple Watch Series 7 will be announced alongside the new iPhone, but production issues may cause the new models to ship late or in limited quantities  —  This is the free version of Power On.  If you like it, consider subscribing to Bloomberg.com — you'll receive …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Apple made an unforced error by trying to tackle CSAM and child safety issues without soliciting expert advice while adhering to its annual iOS release schedule  —  Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review.  —  Last week, we dove into the truly bizarre machinations of the NFT market.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Researchers uncover BrakTooth, 16 flaws in Bluetooth firmware in SoC boards used in billions of devices from 11 top vendors that can allow remote code execution  —  A team of security researchers has published details this week about a suite of 16 vulnerabilities that impact the Bluetooth software stack …
New York Times:
Regulators rush to catch up with DeFi startups and crypto-backed lenders like BlockFi, which now touts $10B+ in assets, 450K+ clients, and licenses in 28 states  —  The boom in companies offering cryptocurrency loans and high-yield deposit accounts is disrupting the banking industry and leaving regulators scrambling to catch up.
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:
Harvard's Willy Shih on the global chip shortage, supply chains, and why Biden's $52B for chip manufacturing may not be enough for the US to catch up to TSMC  —  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the demand for microchips has far exceeded supply, causing problems in every industry that relies on computers.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Barcelona-based Factorial, which develops HR software for SMBs, raises $80M led by Tiger Global, sources say at a $530M valuation  —  Factorial, a startup out of Barcelona that has built a platform that lets SMBs run human resources functions with the same kind of tools that typically are used …
Kathryn Dill / Wall Street Journal:
Harvard study details how automated hiring systems, now used by 99% of Fortune 500 companies, exclude 10M+ qualified workers in the US from hiring discussions  —  Automated-hiring systems are excluding many people from job discussions at a time when additional employees are desperately needed
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Texas Right to Life whistleblower site is now using Epik for its name servers and domain registrar, after DigitalOcean appears to have cut off service  —  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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