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February 5, 2022, 11:40 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Peloton is drawing interest from potential buyers, including Amazon; Peloton's market value is now ~$8B, down from its ~$50B high around a year ago  —  The maker of stationary bikes faces pressure from activist investor as its share price sags  —  Peloton Interactive Inc …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to unveil a 5G iPhone SE and an iPad Air with a faster processor and 5G in an online presentation on or near March 8  —  Apple Inc. is targeting a date on or near March 8 to unveil a new low-cost iPhone and an updated iPad, according to people with knowledge of the matter …
Riana Pfefferkorn / The Center for Internet and Society:
A close look at the EARN IT Act, which is modeled after FOSTA and was recently reintroduced in Congress, and why it risks exacerbating the online CSAM problem  —  This is the latest entry in my lengthy archive of writing, talks, and interviews about the EARN IT Act:
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Investigation reveals the identities of two main founders of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection: Greg Solano, aka “Gargamel”, and Wylie Aronow  —  The buzzy NFT collection has raked in millions and the eager support of dozens of celebrities.
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Digital assets like NFTs give us a glimpse into a future where every aspect of human life that can be digitally recorded will be collateralized and securitized  —  Twitter has begun allowing its users to showcase NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, as profile pictures on their accounts.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Report details Stadia's future as a white-label game streaming service called Google Stream, including talks with Capcom, Bungie, and Peloton  —  Stadia's future as a white-label streaming platform has been clear for some months now, especially after the first partnership with AT&T …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
The UK updates its Online Safety Bill proposal to outlaw content featuring revenge porn, drug and weapons dealing, suicide promotion, people smuggling, and more  —  - Britain's landmark Online Safety Bill seeks to combat the spread of harmful and illegal content on social media sites including Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

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