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October 3, 2021, 11:15 PM

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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:
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.
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 …
Bloomberg:
A shortage of silicon metal, sparked by China cutting output, has sent prices up 300% in less than two months, impacting production of chips, glass, and more  —  - Silicon metal output disrupted amid electricity curbs in China  — Chemicals firms declare force majeure on silicone products
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 …
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 …
Brandon Katz / Observer:
A look at Apple's TV+ progress and strategy as it navigates a crowded streaming video market  —  Why Apple TV+ isn't necessarily competing with Netflix.  —  Nearly two years after launching Apple TV+ in November of 2019, Apple has remained notoriously secretive about its fledgling streaming service.

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