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October 9, 2021, 1:05 PM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple appeals Epic Games ruling, asking for a stay on the requirement to make App Store changes; if Apple wins the stay, IAP changes could be delayed for years  —  - Apple is asking for a stay on the injunction that says developers can add in-app links to non-Apple payment websites.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook and its apps were inaccessible for about two hours on Friday afternoon, which the company says was caused by a “configuration” change  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and its family of apps were inaccessible on Friday afternoon, the second time in a week that the social network …
Jeff Verkoeyen / @featherless:
[Thread] Google's staff engineering lead for Apple's platforms says Google stopped using Material Design for iOS apps after almost a decade, in favor of UIKit  —  This year my team shifted the open source Material components libraries for iOS into maintenance mode. Why? A 🧵...
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Google says Chrome's Follow button, for sites that support RSS, is now available to all Android users  —  Google hasn't completely given up on RSS.  Earlier this year, it started testing a Follow button in Chrome on Android, which allows users to get updates from websites on the new tab page.
Bloomberg:
Sources: the Biden administration is considering an EO on cryptocurrencies to set up a government-wide approach to the asset class  —  The Biden administration is weighing an executive order on cryptocurrencies as part of an effort to set up a government-wide approach to the white-hot asset class …
Jonathan Greig / ZDNet:
Google announces new efforts to protect journalists and high-risk users from cyberattacks, including providing over 10,000 free security keys through 2021  —  The announcement comes one day after the Google TAG team alerted journalists and high-risk groups that could be targets to ongoing attacks.
Ben Sandofsky / Lux:
A deep dive into iPhone 13 Pro's macro mode, including how it works and the shortcuts Apple took to make it work seamlessly for most users  —  The iPhone 13 Pro features a new camera capable of focusing closer than ever before—less than an inch away.  This opens a whole new dimension …
Washington Post:
Ex-members of Facebook's integrity team speak of demoralization as management ignored their work; at least 10 members now work in a similar division at Twitter  —  Dissidents within the company endured personal and professional setbacks for their criticisms of the powerful social network
Politico:
136 countries including US, China, India, and every EU country agree to set a 15% minimum tax rate for corporate profits; the deal still requires G20 approval  —  The world's biggest companies like Facebook and Johnson & Johnson face an extra collective tax bill of hundreds of billions …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Hackers defaced Twitch for a few hours this morning, replacing a number of background game images with photos of Jeff Bezos  —  Twitch isn't having a good week  —  Hackers have managed to deface Twitch for a few hours this morning, replacing a number of background game images with photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
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