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October 4, 2021, 9:35 AM

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CBS News:
In a 60 Minutes interview, WSJ's Facebook Files whistleblower says Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, misinformation, and 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.”
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Facebook PM Frances Haugen comes forward as the key source behind WSJ's Facebook Files, saying she became alarmed by how profits came before public safety  —  The former Facebook employee says her goal is to help prompt change at the social-media giant  —  The former Facebook Inc. employee …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
As WSJ's Facebook Files suggest, Facebook seems to be in a slow, steady decline, evidenced by frenetic pivots, executive paranoia, and talent attrition  —  A trove of leaked documents, published by The Wall Street Journal, hints at a company whose best days are behind it.
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
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Gurman: MacBook Pros with M1X, including 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 …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Amazon says Prime members can send gifts with a phone number or email address, no physical address required, rolling out to mobile users in the continental US  —  There's currently no way to opt out of the new feature  —  Amazon is launching a new gifting feature today that will allow subscribers …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Quest Software's One Identity acquires OneLogin, a rival to Okta and Ping in sign-on and identity access management; OneLogin raised $100M Series D in 2019  —  More consolidation is afoot in the world of cybersecurity, specifically around services to help organizations manage identity and access.
More: VentureBeat and CRN
Jaron Schneider / PetaPixel:
An ophthalmologist details using the iPhone 13 Pro's macro camera to document changes in his patients' eyes, for which he previously had a $15K setup  —  Doctor Tommy Korn recently went viral for showing how he uses the new iPhone 13 Pro macro camera capabilities to document the eyes of his patients.
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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