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October 9, 2021, 3:10 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 🧵...
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 …
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.
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
BBC:
Following a BBC investigation, Facebook bans buying and selling Amazon rainforest land in ecological conservation areas on Marketplace  —  Facebook says it will begin clamping down on the illegal sale of protected areas of the Amazon rainforest on its site.
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 …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Leaked marketing site: Pixel 6 phones will include a 50MP primary camera, with 12MP ultrawide and 48MP 4x telephoto lenses on Pro, and a Magic Eraser feature  —  The Pixel 6 series is set to deliver the biggest camera overhaul the Pixel lineup has ever seen, and now a pair of marketing sites …
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:

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