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September 11, 2021, 10:50 PM

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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 …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Court issues permanent injunction in Epic vs. Apple, ruling that Apple can't prohibit developers from linking to external purchase options in addition to IAP  —  The order opens up a new avenue for purchases on the iPhone  —  Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued a permanent injunction …
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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.
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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 …
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.
Davey Alba / New York Times:
Internal emails: the data Facebook provided to researchers studying misinformation since 2019 included about half of its US users, not all as it then claimed  —  More than three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook trumpeted a plan to share data with researchers about how people interacted …
Financial Times:
Number of UK unicorns grew 10x in the last decade, with invested capital growing from €1B/year to €13B/year, but some worry Brexit will counteract the change  —  A decade ago, Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Kaarmann stood before prospective investors at Seedcamp, a start-up event in London, and set fire to a £50 note.

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