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October 11, 2021, 8:05 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 …
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 …
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.
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 🧵...

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