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October 5, 2021, 5:35 PM

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Keith Zubrow / CBS News:
60 Minutes publishes the eight SEC complaints filed by Frances Haugen against Facebook, covering 2020 election, Jan. 6 riots, teen mental health, and more  —  For the first time, read the whistleblower's complaints to the SEC that led to 60 Minutes' report on Facebook.
YouTube:
Video of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee  —  Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before Senate Commerce Committee https://www.c-span.org/video/?  515042-...
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Haugen's testimony: Facebook puts growth above public safety and must be more transparent, Section 230 reform is not enough, the buck stops at Zuckerberg, more  —  - Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before a Senate panel Tuesday, telling lawmakers they must intervene to solve the …
Santosh Janardhan / Facebook Engineering:
Facebook says configuration changes on its backbone routers disrupted network traffic between its data centers, causing an outage across its platforms  —  To all the people and businesses around the world who depend on us, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused by today's outage across our platforms.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: new modern look, 120Hz display, and improved stylus, but it is expensive, accessories aren't included, and ports are limited  —  This is the best Surface Pro we've seen in years  —  I've been waiting for the Surface Pro 8.  —  Microsoft has been selling …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Leaked court doc shows US investigators secretly used a “keyword warrant” to order Google to provide data on anyone searching a victim's name and personal info  —  The U.S. government is secretly ordering Google to provide data on anyone typing in certain search terms, an accidentally unsealed court document shows.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Snapchat rolls out a new “Run for Office” in-app tool to encourage young adults to run for local office, including a portal with 75K+ curated upcoming elections  —  Snapchat is rolling out a new ‘Run for Office’ in-app tool to encourage young adults to run for local office.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Online course provider Udemy files for IPO, says its revenue grew from $276.3M in 2019 to $429.9M in 2020, and H1 2021 revenue was up 24.5% YoY to $250.6M  —  After digging into the Rent the Runway IPO filing this morning, we're turning to Udemy.  —  The Udemy offering comes in the wake …
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Sky Mavis, developer of NFT game Axie Infinity, raises ~$150M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz, sources say at a nearly $3B valuation  —  Sky Mavis, the developer of the popular crypto-based online game Axie Infinity, is raising approximately $150 million in Series B funding …

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