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October 4, 2021, 11:25 AM

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Scott Pelley / 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:
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Apple starts letting users report scammy apps from their App Store listings through its Report a Problem button  —  The ‘Report a Problem’ button is back  —  One month ago, we laid out a list of eight obvious things Apple could do to prove it puts App Store users ahead of profits.
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 …
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Apple says Watch Series 7 preorders start on October 8, shipping October 15, after announcing the device at the iPhone 13 event  —  Some Users Having External Display Connection Issues With macOS Big Sur 11.1 and 11.2  —  Some macOS Big Sur users who are running the 11.1 and recently released 11.2 update …
Sam Shead / CNBC:
Filings: TikTok's European revenue grew 545% YoY to $170.8M in 2020 as losses soared to $644.3M, up from $118.7M in 2019; headcount grew to 1,294 from 208  —  - TikTok's turnover in Europe grew 545% to $170.8 million last year as advertisers upped their spending on the platform …

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