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October 6, 2021, 6:50 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 …
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-...
Keith Zubrow / CBS News:
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:
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 …
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.
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.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google announces the Pixel 6 virtual launch event will be on October 19 at 10am PT  —  The Pixel Fall Launch is on  —  Google traditionally holds an October hardware event to reveal its new Pixel phones.  This year, it already announced them — here's the Pixel 5A and the Pixel 6.
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 …
Kris Holt / TechCrunch:
Report: for at least two years, Amazon has invested $50M/year to develop a fridge that can monitor usage and suggest products and recipes  —  Amazon is reportedly aiming to bring some of the tech it uses at cashierless Amazon Go stores to your kitchen.  According to Insider …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram ditches the IGTV brand and combines IGTV's long-form videos and Instagram Feed videos into a new Instagram Video format; Reels is unaffected  —  Instagram head Adam Mosseri recently said was “no longer a photo-sharing app,” noting the company was prioritizing a shift …
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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