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September 5, 2021, 6:15 AM

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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yinka Adegoke / Rest of World:
Profile of Abu Dhabi-based music streaming service Anghami, which has 1.4M paying subscribers and 70M total users, as it goes public via a $220M SPAC merger  —  Anghami is a case study in how the music business is being gradually transformed from outside its core centers of New York, Los Angeles and London.
Steven Levy / Wired:
Profile of Alvy Ray Smith, a Pixar co-founder who created the algorithms fundamental to animated movies and left after severe disagreements with Steve Jobs  —  Alvy Ray Smith helped invent computer animation as we know it—then got royally shafted by Steve Jobs.  Now he's got a vision for where the pixel will take us next.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Texas Right to Life whistleblower site is now using Epik for its name servers and as its domain registrar, as Digital Ocean 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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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.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Mexico-based Flat.mx, an online real estate marketplace for remodeled properties, raises $20M Series A led by Anthemis and 500 Startups  —  Flat.mx, which wants to build a real estate “super app” for Latin America, has closed on a $20 million Series A round of funding.

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