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February 10, 2022, 5:45 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple plans AirTags updates to reduce stalking: Precision Finding for unknown AirTags, displaying alerts with sound, earlier tracking alerts, and louder sounds  —  Apple today announced that it is making some updates to AirTags with the aim of cutting down on unwanted tracking.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google releases the first Android 13 developer preview, emphasizing security and privacy, dynamic colors, and more, available exclusively on Pixels  —  Right on schedule, Google today announced the first developer release of Android 13.  These very early releases, which are only meant …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google says Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, Xiaomi, and others will adopt Android 12's dynamic color themes; currently, the feature is mostly on Pixels  —  One of Android 12's signature features is coming to more phones  —  Google's Material You dynamic color theming …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Senator Blumenthal admits the EARN IT Act won't “offer a blanket exemption to using encryption as evidence”, after denying for two years it targets encryption  —  Senator Richard Blumenthal has now admitted that EARN IT is targeting encryption, something he denied for two years, and then just out and said it.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
The Senate Judiciary Committee advances the EARN IT Act, targeting Section 230 sexual exploitation content protections, despite numerous free speech concerns  —  Critics say the EARN IT Act would ‘make it far riskier for platforms to host user-generated content’
Catie Keck / The Verge:
YouTube details creator updates: new video effects, editing capabilities, and monetization tools for Shorts, Shopping expansion, Studio improvements, and more  —  A lot of new features are in the works for 2022  —  YouTube is expanding the ways creators can monetize their content …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Apple releases iOS 15.3.1, iPadOS 15.3.1, and macOS Monterey 12.2.1 to fix a WebKit flaw that may have been actively exploited, its third zero-day patch in 2022  —  Apple has released security updates to fix a new zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild by attackers to hack iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Binance invests $200M to help Forbes with its plan to go public via a SPAC in Q1 2022, making Binance one of Forbes' two largest owners after its listing  —  - Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange, is making a $200 million strategic investment in Forbes, the 104-year old magazine and digital publisher, CNBC has learned.
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Apple confirms it changes every ex-employee's job title to “associate” in job verification databases, after #AppleToo leader Cher Scarlett's SEC complaint  —  In job databases used by employers to verify resume information, every former Apple employee's title gets erased and replaced with a generic title
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter misses with Q4 revenue of $1.57B, up 22% YoY, net income of $182M, down 18% YoY; 217M mDAUs, up from 192M YoY; FY 2021 revenue hit $5.08B, up 37% YoY  —  - Twitter reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2021 Thursday that missed analyst estimates on earnings, revenue and user growth.
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Kioxia and WD report contamination at two NAND production factories, impacting up to 6.5EB of storage; TrendForce says NAND prices could rise 5%-10% in Q2  —  Update 2/10/2022, 3am PT: Analyst firm TrendForce has now reported that the incident could cause NAND flash prices to spike 5 to 10% in Q2 …
Brandy Betz / CoinDesk:
Sardine, which offers fintechs real-time fraud scores based on users' identities, devices, and behavior, raises a $19.5M Series A from a16z, NYCA, and Experian  —  a16z, NYCA and Experian joined in the capital raise for the San Francisco startup.  —  Sardine, a fraud and compliance platform for fintechs …
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn says there will be a major improvement in component shortages in Q1; TSMC and others have indicated shortages will continue through 2022  —  The biggest assembler of iPhones said component shortages that have plagued electronics production for more than a year are showing signs of easing …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
France's CNIL data regulator says Google Analytics fails to sufficiently protect EU citizens' data from potentially illegal US surveillance and could be banned  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google Analytics doesn't sufficiently protect European Union citizens' data from potentially illegal U.S. surveillance and could be banned altogether.
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
OnlyFans launches NFT profile pictures minted on the Ethereum blockchain; creators' NFT profile pictures will show an Ethereum symbol to mark them as authentic  —  (Reuters) - OnlyFans, an online subscription platform known for adult content, has launched a feature for users to display verified NFTs …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Apple Music on Android beta code suggests Apple's classical music streaming service, coming in early 2022, is called Apple Classical  —  The latest beta version of Apple Music is rolling out on Android this evening with a very sizable upgrade to homescreen widgets, while possibly also revealing …
Mehnaz Yasmin / Reuters:
Branch, whose tools help businesses measure marketing programs, raises $300M led by NEA at a $4B valuation; PitchBook: Branch had a $1B valuation in 2019  —  Palo Alto-based Branch, which makes tools that help businesses measure their marketing programs, said on Thursday it raised $300 million …

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