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August 1, 2022, 11:35 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
In iOS 16 beta 4, Apple finally adds support for Apple Pay in non-Safari browsers like Chrome and Edge, possibly in response to the EU's Digital Markets Act  —  Not just Safari  —  Apple Pay could finally be compatible with Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox in iOS 16.
Politico:
In addition to chip subsidies, the US must rethink its immigration policies to lure high-skilled workers and invest in STEM to become a manufacturing hub again  —  JOHNSTOWN, Ohio — Just 15 minutes outside of downtown Columbus, the suburbs abruptly evaporate.
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Bolt Mobility, co-founded by Usain Bolt, seems to have ceased operations and vanished from at least five US cities, leaving unusable e-bikes; Bolt raised $40.2M  —  Bolt Mobility, the Miami-based micromobility startup co-founded by Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, appears to have vanished without …
Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News:
Heather Somerville / Wall Street Journal:
As the market downturn sees some US tech investors and startups hunkering down, others continue as normal; Q2 average investment deal sizes are at record levels  —  Market correction leaves some startups in crisis as others take employees on vacation  —  Why a 2022 Recession Would Be Unlike Any Other
Neha Wadekar / Washington Post:
Researchers say Meta is failing to moderate dangerous content on Facebook in Kenya, citing failures in AI as well as linguistic and cultural expertise gaps  —  NAIROBI — The shooter approaches from behind, raising a pistol to his victim's head.  He pulls the trigger and “pop,” a lifeless body slumps forward.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
A cyberattack on Illuminate Education, exposing the personal data of 1M+ students, highlights the dangers of stockpiling school children's sensitive information  —  At a moment when education technology firms are stockpiling sensitive information on millions of school children, safeguards for student data have broken down.

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