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October 4, 2021, 5:10 AM

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CBS News:
In a 60 Minutes interview, the Facebook Files whistleblower says the company is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, misinformation, more  —  Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw, “conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook.”
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Prior to the 60 Minutes interview, Nick Clegg posted an internal memo saying the whistleblower would accuse Facebook of relaxing election safeguards too soon  —  In an internal memo, Facebook defended itself and said that social media was not a primary cause of polarization.  — Read in app
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Gurman: M1X-powered MacBook Pros with 8 high-performance cores, 2 high-efficiency cores, and 16 or 32 graphics cores, will launch “in the next month”  —  Now that the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 have officially been announced, attention has shifted to Apple's highly …
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis: Apple's operating profits from games in FY 2019 totaled $8.5B, $2B more than the combined profits of Sony, Activision, Nintendo, and Microsoft  —  CEO Tim Cook quietly turned the iPhone company into a superpower in the videogame business.  Now he's fighting rivals in a multiplayer universe.
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple has canceled plans to release an iPad Air with an OLED display in 2022 due to quality and cost concerns, will still release mini-LED 11" iPad Pro  —  Apple has canceled its plans to release an updated iPad Air with an OLED display next year due to concerns around quality and costs …
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Indonesian stock trading app Ajaib raises $153M Series B led by DST Global at a $1B valuation; Robinhood backers Ribbit, ICONIQ, and IVP joined the round  —  - Robinhood backers DST Global, Ribbit, ICONIQ, IVP joined round  — App founded by Stanford MBA classmates targets young traders
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Apple and Google could help with child safety online by determining a user's age at device setup and sharing it with apps implementing child safety features  —  At a moment of almost frightening technological advancement, the tech industry's best defense against children accessing websites …

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