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October 6, 2021, 8:40 AM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook does not prioritize profit over safety and well-being and argues that many of Frances Haugen's claims don't make sense  —  I wanted to share a note I wrote to everyone at our company.  —  Hey everyone: it's been quite a week, and I wanted to share some thoughts with all of you.
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 …
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Chris Scullion / Video Games Chronicle:
A 4chan user leaks alleged Twitch source code, creator payouts from 2019-2021, proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services, and more; source says Twitch is aware  —  SOURCE CODES AND USER PAYOUTS AMONG THE DATA RELEASED IN A 128GB TORRENT  —  An anonymous hacker claims to have leaked the entirety of Twitch …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Telegram says it added 70M users on Monday amid the outage of Facebook's products; Telegram recently reported passing 1B total downloads and 500M MAUs  —  Facebook's hours-long outage on Monday may have hurt the company, its founder, shareholders, and many businesses that rely on the social juggernaut's services.
Santosh Janardhan / Facebook Engineering:
Facebook says a command issued to assess the availability of global backbone capacity caused its outage, in a post offering more details on its recovery efforts  —  Now that our platforms are up and running as usual after yesterday's outage, I thought it would be worth sharing a little …
Amy Cheng / Washington Post:
Justine Calma / The Verge:
Google announces updates to Search, Maps, Travel, and Nest, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for users  —  There are updates to Search, Maps, Travel, Nest, and more  —  Google announced a suite of new features that it says will help people who use their platforms make more sustainable choices.
Cheyenne Ligon / CoinDesk:
Gary Gensler tells Congress that SEC has no plans to ban crypto, decentralized exchanges could need to register, stablecoins are like “poker chips”, and more  —  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler told Congress on Tuesday that the SEC has no plans to ban crypto.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple's latest AirPods Pro and AirPods Max firmware update adds Find My feature support  —  Earlier today, we reported that new firmware versions are gradually rolling out for Apple's wireless headphone products.  This new software enables Find My support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, which Apple first teased back in June at WWDC.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Report claims Apple's health team has faced several internal issues and high-level departures; Apple says the report is based on “inaccurate” information  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously stated that Apple's greatest contribution to mankind will be related to health …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian cryptocurrency exchange CoinSwitch Kuber raises $260M Series C led by a16z and Coinbase Ventures at a $1.9B valuation, a16z's first Indian investment  —  Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures have minted a new unicorn in India: CoinSwitch Kuber.  The two firms have co-led …
Ekin Genç / VICE:
Last week, the anonymous developer behind the NFT project Evolved Apes siphoned ~$2.7M from the project, took down its Twitter account and website, and vanished  —  The developer behind the NFT project, ‘Evil Ape,’ suddenly disappeared along with its Twitter account, website, and $2.7 million.
Melissa Heikkilä / Politico:
EU Parliament overwhelmingly votes for a non-binding resolution banning police use of facial recognition and the controversial AI-powered predictive policing  —  The European Parliament today called for a ban on police use of facial recognition technology in public places, and on predictive policing …
Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics has dropped by 21% from a January 11 peak, as foreign investors sell $15.3B in shares, driven by concerns about flagging smartphone sales  —  - Foreign funds sell 18.24 trillion won of shares since Jan. 11  — About 93% of analysts still have a buy or equivalent rating

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