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August 12, 2022, 4:40 AM

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Felix Krause:
A detailed look at how Facebook and Instagram for iOS open links with a custom in-app browser, letting Meta track every interaction including entering passwords  —  The iOS Instagram and Facebook app render all third party links and ads within their app using a custom in-app browser.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google appears to be testing a feature to let users launch cloud games from Stadia, Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Nvidia's GeForce Now from search results  —  See where you can play games instantly, then do so  —  Friction is the mind-killer when it comes to cloud gaming.
Bloomberg:
Samsung's Jay Y. Lee, who spent 18 months in prison for bribery, wins a pardon from South Korea's President, letting him regain his company leadership role  —  Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee won a presidential pardon from graft charges, allowing him to formally take the helm …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
The US FTC seeks public comment on federal online privacy rules, which could take years to enact, and is considering various paths, such as focusing on children  —  Lack of a broad federal law has become a growing concern as online platforms and others amass troves of consumers' search data and other information
Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
Sources: SK Hynix plans to pick a US site for its chip packaging plant that would qualify for CHIPS Act funding by Q1 2023 and hit mass production by 2025-2026  —  South Korea's SK Hynix aims to select a U.S. site for its advanced chip packaging plant and break ground there around the first quarter …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
The US FEC approves Google's proposal to keep campaign emails from being marked as spam, after GOP lawmakers said Gmail was censoring right-wing emails  —  It's good news for Republicans facing falling fundraising  —  On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission approved a new proposal …
Sarah Donaldson / Wall Street Journal:
A California bill targeting social media companies for features that could addict minors dies in legislature, after Meta, Twitter, and Snap lobbied against it  —  Measure, which would have allowed lawsuits against companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Tiktok for allegedly causing addiction, was killed without a public vote
Jason Nelson / Decrypt:
Mailchimp is suspending the accounts of crypto-related creators and media outlets, telling some that crypto content conflicts with its Acceptable Use Policy  —  The email marketing platform Mailchimp has been suspending the accounts of crypto-related content creators and media outlets this week.

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