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March 1, 2022, 11:45 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple pauses all product sales in Russia, removes RT News and Sputnik News from the App Store outside Russia, and disables Apple Maps' live traffic in Ukraine  —  Apple today confirmed that it has stopped all product sales from its online website in Russia, which means customers in Russia …
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Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Meta will demote content linking to Russian state media outlets on Facebook and Instagram globally and rolls out encrypted Instagram DMs in Ukraine and Russia  —  Meta is ramping up efforts to crack down on Russian propaganda and keep users in Russia and Ukraine safe, including …
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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
SOTU: Biden asks Congress to pass new rules to enhance child safety on social media, including banning targeted ads to, and data collection of, children  —  He wants to ban targeted advertising to kids  —  President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass new rules to enhance child safety …
Michael Kan / PCMag:
BuzzFeed News:
Google Maps is removing newly added user content, like pins, in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, amid claims of its use in coordinating Russian military activity  —  Responding to claims that its Maps were being used to coordinate Russian military activity in Ukraine, Google …
Chris Stokel-Walker / Wired:
The conflict in Ukraine shows that TikTok's design and algorithm are ideal for quickly sharing war footage, but present a challenge for its moderation system  —  As Russia's invasion of Ukraine plays out online, the platform's design and algorithm prove ideal for the messiness of war—but a nightmare for the truth.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Amazon expands its Luna game streaming service across the US and adds free games for Prime members, one-click Twitch broadcasting, three new channels, and more  —  Amazon's game streaming service leaves its invite-only beta  —  Amazon Luna — the company's cloud-based game streaming service …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Instagram introduces auto-generated captions for videos, initially in 17 languages, after TikTok rolled out the feature in April 2021  —  Instagram is introducing auto-generated captions for videos on its app, the company announced on Tuesday.  Instagram says the addition of captions …
Washington Post:
After dire predictions, Russia has not yet unleashed a crippling cyberattack on Ukraine, leaving the country with functioning internet and infrastructure  —  For more than a decade, military commanders and outside experts have laid out blueprints for how cyberwar would unfold …

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