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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
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  —  A major win for Epic Games and Fortnite  —  Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers issued a permanent injunction in the Epic v. Apple case …
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
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 …
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 …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Salesforce, in a Slack message, says it will help relocate employees, who are worried about access to reproductive healthcare in their state, and their families  —  - Salesforce committed to helping employees and their families relocate if they're concerned about the ability to seek reproductive care …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Internal docs: Google realized last year it illegally underpaid temp staff in many countries for years, but was slow to fix the issue fearing negative publicity  —  The company realized months ago that it could be running afoul of pay laws in a number of countries but has been slow to fix the problem, according to internal documents.
Noam Cohen / Wired:
Profile of Ksenia Coffman, who has made 97K edits and created 3,200 pages on Wikipedia, and her efforts to remove glorified Nazi history from the site  —  Ksenia Coffman's fellow editors have called her a vandal and a McCarthyist.  She just wants them to stop glorifying fascists—and start citing better sources.
Rick Klau / California Department of Technology:
California releases front end and middle tier code for its Digital Vaccine Record on GitHub to help other states deploy SMART Health Card systems of their own  —  By Rick Klau State Chief Technology Innovation Officer September 10, 2021 - Soon after we launched the Digital Vaccine Record portal in June …
TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp will start rolling out e2e encrypted backups to iOS and Android users in the coming weeks as an optional feature  —  WhatsApp said on Friday it will give its two billion users the option to encrypt their chat backups to the cloud, taking a significant step to put …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Stripe is in early discussions with investment banks about going public as soon as next year, either through a direct listing or an IPO  —  - Stripe is still deciding on an IPO vs. a direct listing  — Company would be one of the biggest ever to go public
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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