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October 11, 2021, 9:55 AM

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Bruce Haring / Deadline:
Nick Clegg says that Facebook will put “more friends, less politics” in News Feed and will “nudge” teens away from toxic Instagram content  —  Fighting back after a whistleblower's damning testimony earlier this week before a Congressional committee …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
It took decades to bring meaningful government regulation for Big Tobacco and experts say it could take an equally long time to regulate Big Tech  —  If what faces Big Tech is anything like what happened to Big Tobacco, the road ahead is likely to be a yearslong battle over proposed rules and regulations.
BBC:
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will give evidence to the UK Parliament's Online Safety Bill committee on October 25  —  Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower who accuses the technology giant of putting profit ahead of safety, will give evidence to the UK Parliament later this month.
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 …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Reddit hires Pali Bhat, former Google Cloud VP of product and design, as its first chief product officer  —  Reddit announced today that it has hired Pali Bhat, the former vice-president of product and design at Google Cloud, as the company's first Chief Product Officer.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
EU's proposed Big Tech regulations have become bogged down in the European Parliament and now risk being watered down and heavily delayed  —  Deep divides over proposed EU tech regulation likely to trigger long delays  —  A frank intervention in the European parliament last month captured …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Profile of Ifeoma Ozoma as she launches The Tech Worker Handbook, an online guide for tech workplace complaints, and Silenced No More Act becomes California law  —  - Ifeoma Ozoma, a former employee at Pinterest and Google, just published a resource guide for tech workers who are considering …
Evelyn Douek / The Atlantic:
When trying to address problems that social media may cause for young people, lawmakers focus on Facebook and largely ignore TikTok, which most teens use  —  Many people think of TikTok as a dance app.  And although it is an app full of dancing, it's also a juggernaut experiencing astronomical growth.
Bloomberg:
A look at Pix, a mobile payments system launched 11 months ago by Brazil's Central Bank and used at least once by half of Brazil's population  —  One year ago the Pix platform didn't exist.  Now half the population uses it, showing just how quickly adoption of digital payments can spread.

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