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September 12, 2021, 11:15 AM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
A fair reading of the Epic vs. Apple injunction suggests that Apple needs to allow third-party payment methods in the app and not just links to ones on the web  —  A close read of the injunction in Epic v. Apple  —  Today the judge in Epic v. Apple issued a lengthy ruling holding …
New York Times:
Small developers say the Epic ruling could lead to a windfall but some researchers say it is unclear if consumers will actually use alternative payment methods  —  After a judge opened up a way to avoid Apple's commission on their sales, companies big and small are seeing dollar signs.
M.G. Siegler / 500ish:
Apple won the Epic battle but is too arrogant to see that it still has to make some major App Store changes to both appease the courts and please developers  —  Apple v. Epic indeed...  It depends on what your definition of a link is.  Or really, in some ways, what your definition of the internet is.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Epic ruling is a win for Apple as it costs the company just a few billion annually and doesn't force Apple to change its fees or let 3rd-party app stores on iOS  —  - Judge says all apps can bypass the company's purchase fees  — Apple makes majority of its App Store revenue from games
Roger McNamee / TIME:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple warns that long-term exposure to vibrations, like those from high-power motorcycle engines, can degrade iPhone cameras by damaging their gyroscopes  —  Apple today published a new support document warning iPhone users that the cameras on their devices can be damaged by exposure …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Study of 61,000 Microsoft employees shows the shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration, threatening productivity and long-term innovation  —  A new study finds that Microsoft's companywide shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration among different business groups inside …
Selina Cheng / Hong Kong Free Press:
Google says it handed over user data in response to three requests from Hong Kong in H2 2020, despite earlier saying that requests must be made through US DOJ  —  The US tech giant told HKFP it complied with a data request over a “credible threat to life” and two others involving human trafficking.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Benioff says Salesforce will help employees and their families “exit Texas” if they are worried about access to reproductive healthcare in the state  —  - Salesforce committed to helping employees and their families relocate if they're concerned about the ability to seek reproductive care …
Kevin Collier / NBC News:
Investigation finds ransomware hackers are publishing sensitive information of schoolchildren on the dark web; over 1,200 US K-12 schools had data leaks in 2021  —  Most don't have bank passwords.  Few have credit scores yet.  And still, parts of the internet are awash in the personal information of millions of schoolchildren.

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