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October 6, 2021, 7:15 PM

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Chris Scullion / Video Games Chronicle:
Twitch acknowledges a “breach” after a 4chan user leaks its source code, creator payouts from 2019-2021, proprietary SDKs, internal AWS services, and more  —  SOURCE CODES AND USER PAYOUTS AMONG THE DATA RELEASED IN A 128GB TORRENT  —  An anonymous hacker claims to have leaked …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook has begun limiting internal info sharing and paused product rollouts in recent days as employees conduct “reputational reviews”  —  Social-media company puts hold on some work for existing products while it addresses blowback from whistleblower, lawmakers
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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.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU plans to launch antitrust case against Apple next year over Apple Pay terms and blocking competitors from accessing the NFC chip in its devices  —  EU antitrust regulators are set to charge Apple (AAPL.O) with anti-competitive practices related to its NFC chip technology …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Brandon Silverman, the founder and CEO of the Facebook-owned analytics tool CrowdTangle, is leaving the company; team members were reassigned several months ago  —  CrowdTangle has been caught up in an internal transparency battle at Facebook  —  Brandon Silverman, the founder and CEO …
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Chris Bing / Reuters:
DOJ plans to crack down on crypto exchanges that allow money laundering and pursue companies with poor cybersecurity practices that receive federal funds  —  U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on Wednesday unveiled two new Justice Department enforcement initiatives aimed targeting cryptocurrencies …
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Survey of 1,200 US adults: 66% view Facebook favorably, down from 71% in 2020, compared to 79% for Apple (down 2%), 87% for Amazon (down 4%), and 90% for Google  —  After a year of the pandemic, we asked Americans if their trust in big tech companies has changed — and if the biggest ones should be broken up
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Samsung says its 3nm chips with gate-all-around transistor tech are delayed until 2022, and its 2nm chips will arrive in 2025  —  The company's 3-nanometer manufacturing technology is late, but Samsung also announced that its more advanced 2nm successor will arrive in 2025.
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Manas Mishra / Reuters:
Twitter is selling mobile ad subsidiary MoPub to AppLovin for $1.05B, after acquiring it for nearly $350M in 2013  —  Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell mobile ads company MoPub to AppLovin Corp (APP.O) for $1.05 billion in cash.  —  MoPub, which generated …
Yashraj Sharma / Rest of World:
Instagram usage exploded in India after the TikTok ban, but the creator economy is still devastated, and critics say Reels content is comparatively bland  —  “TikTok was a canteen; Instagram is a café.  But the canteen has better food, and the café serves costly coffee that not everyone drinks."
Melissa Heikkilä / Politico:
EU Parliament overwhelmingly votes for a non-binding resolution banning police use of facial recognition and 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 …
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 …

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