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October 9, 2021, 8:55 AM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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
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  —  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 for iPhone photographers, but it's not without surprises.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Sources: private equity owners of cloud-based call center provider Genesys, including Permira, are mulling an IPO in H1 2022, seeking a valuation of $20B  —  - Talking with potential advisers about a U.S. listing in 2022  — Company was bought by Permira from Alcatel-Lucent in 2012
The Verge:
Sources say Twitch valued speed and profit over user safety and data security, regularly choosing not to disclose security issues, including one in 2017  —  Bad security practices made the breach seem inevitable to former employees  —  A massive security breach at Twitch has exposed a wealth …
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