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October 7, 2021, 4:45 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.
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
YouTube:
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José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Twitter is testing a feature that gives users advice for maintaining civility before they join a potentially controversial conversation  —  In its battle to add more “social privacy” upgrades to its platform and make Twitter a better place, the blue bird company announced a new feature they're testing …
Twitch Blog:
Twitch says a sever configuration change left data exposed on the internet and let a third-party access its data  —  [10:30PM PT] We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
AMD warns that its CPUs running Windows 11 may suffer 3%-5% reduced performance for some apps, 10%-15% for esports games; AMD and Microsoft are working on a fix  —  AMD has announced that all of its WIndows 11-compatible processors can suffer from reduced performance in some applications …
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 …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
GM unveils Ultra Cruise, a driver-assist system GM says will cover 2M+ miles of US and Canadian roads at launch in 2023, and eventually 95% of driving scenarios  —  ‘Ultra Cruise eventually can be used on every paved road in the US and Canada’  —  After years of teases …
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 …
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."

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