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November 22, 2021, 7:05 AM

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Jennifer Meierhans / BBC:
Spotify removes the shuffle button from all album pages for premium users, so that tracks play in the order artists intended, after Adele requests the change  —  Adele has persuaded Spotify to take the shuffle button off all album pages so tracks play in the artist's own order.
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
Washington Post:
Sources and internal docs show Facebook's race-blind policies around hate speech left minorities more likely to see derogatory and racist language on the site  —  Last year, researchers at Facebook showed executives an example of the kind of hate speech circulating on the social network …
Andrés Engler / CoinDesk:
El Salvador plans to build a “Bitcoin City” initially funded by a $1B “bitcoin bond”, with $500M to build mining infrastructure and $500M to buy more bitcoin  —  El Salvador, the only country in which bitcoin is a legal tender, is going to build an entire city based …
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Adam Minter / Bloomberg:
Apple's Self Service Repair, likely created to ward off regulatory pressure, may increase repairability of its own devices and spur an industry-wide change  —  A new approach to fixing products will benefit consumers, designers and the environment.  —  Years ago, long before the iPhone …
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
Use of shopping bots that scour retail sites for hard-to-find items soared during the pandemic; one developer is selling such bots for $40 plus a $30/month fee  —  Use of programs that scour retail sites for hard-to-find items has soared since the start of the pandemic

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