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September 20, 2021, 2:25 AM

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Nick Clegg / About Facebook:
Facebook says WSJ's series contained deliberate mischaracterizations and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees  —  A lot has been said about Facebook this week.  A series of articles published by the Wall Street Journal has focused on some of the most difficult issues …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
A possible retail listing of Surface Pro 8 with a 13" 120Hz display, narrow bezels, and two Thunderbolt ports leaks ahead of Microsoft's event on Wednesday  —  Microsoft is holding a Surface hardware event on Wednesday  —  Microsoft is preparing to launch a new Surface Pro 8 model next week …
Rebecca Elliott / Wall Street Journal:
NTSB head says Tesla shouldn't roll out its Full Self-Driving update with the city-driving tool before addressing safety deficiencies  —  Tesla plans to expand access to Full Self-Driving system and defends its tech; safety official says more work is needed
Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou / Bloomberg:
A look at US “finfluencers”, creators partnering with fintechs to promote investment products, as App Annie says hours spent on finance apps are up 90% YoY  —  Finance firms have long struggled to reach young and new customers — until now.  —  At first no one could explain …
Antonia Timmerman / Rest of World:
Profile of Ismail Fahmi, who has become an Indonesian household name for combating misinformation with data from his company's social media-mapping tools  —  In a “dystopian nightmare” internet, Ismail Fahmi holds a strange monopoly on debunking false facts.  —  • JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
A look at the lawsuit over Kosta Elefteriou's FlickType app for Apple Watch that he claims Apple had offered to buy, as Apple unveils its own swipe keyboard  —  In January 2019, Kosta Eleftheriou had every reason to believe Apple was about to make a deal, his lawsuit alleges.
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Profile of Chris Gilliard, aka @hypervisible, who has helped coin concepts like “digital redlining” to highlight the impact of tech on marginalized groups  —  Chris Gilliard grew up with racist policing in Detroit.  He sees a new form of oppression in the tech we use every day.
Eric Benjamin Seufert / Mobile Dev Memo:
The Epic v. Apple ruling shows gaming apps account for ~70% of App Store revenue; in Q3 2017, <0.5% of Apple accounts made up 53.7% of all App Store billings  —  One passage in the 185-page ruling issued last week in the Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit forces clarity on the convoluted patchwork …

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