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September 27, 2021, 4:10 PM

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Adam Mosseri / Instagram:
Adam Mosseri says Instagram is pausing work on Instagram Kids, after criticism from parents, experts, regulators, policymakers, and others  —  - We believe building “Instagram Kids” is the right thing to do, but we're pausing the work.  — We'll use this time to work with parents …
Pratiti Raychoudhury / About Facebook:
Facebook disputes WSJ's Instagram story, claiming internal research shows Instagram made difficult times better for teen girls on 11 of 12 well-being issues  —  - Contrary to The Wall Street Journal's characterization, Instagram's research shows that on 11 of 12 well-being issues …
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Tesla begins letting drivers request its “Full Self-Driving” beta, prompting criticism from regulators and safety advocates  —  The software update was beamed to Tesla cars over-the-air early Saturday morning.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla began letting owners request its …
Nikkei Asia:
Apple suppliers like Eson Precision Engineering, Unimicron Technology, and Concraft Holding halt production until Friday as China tightens its energy policy  —  Weeklong stoppages to hit peak season for electronics goods including latest iPhone  —  An Apple Store in Beijing sells the new Apple iPhone 13.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Facebook defines the metaverse and announces a two-year $50M investment in programs and external research to “responsibly” build the “next computing platform”  —  It defines the metaverse and calls it the ‘next computing platform’  —  Facebook has announced …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TikTok says it now has 1B MAUs  —  TikTok says it has crossed a key milestone: The social video app claims it now counts more than 1 billion monthly active users.  —  TikTok is the successor to Musical.ly, the short-form video app that was acquired by Chinese internet giant ByteDance in 2017 …
Wall Street Journal:
Google begins its appeal of EU's $5B fine, arguing Android has boosted competition; a verdict isn't expected for months and can be appealed to EU's top court  —  Regulator says the Alphabet unit abused its market dominance, while Google says it boosts competition against Apple
James Hercher / AdExchanger:
Google says it will no longer use last-click attribution as the default conversion model in Google Ads, and will default to “data-driven attribution” instead  —  “Because of how we've been improving and training our data-driven attribution models, we've eliminated [that] previously existing requirement,” she said.
New York Times:
A look at China's complex relationship with video games and the impact of new restrictions aimed at minors, with many finding workarounds  —  China has a complex relationship with video games.  New government rules for minors have made it even more so.  —  China's video game industry is booming.
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Phone Repair Guru report finds that third-party repair centers will struggle to replace iPhone 13's screen without losing access to Face ID  —  Yesterday, we took a closer look at how the new iPhone 13 Pro Max handles drop tests.  Now, another YouTuber claims that you'll probably not be able …
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a law mandating light-duty autonomous vehicles emit zero emissions by 2030  —  Starting in 2030, California will require all light-duty autonomous vehicles that operate in the state to emit zero emissions.  Signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday,

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