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August 12, 2022, 2:00 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.
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
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 leadership role at Samsung  —  Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee won a presidential pardon from graft charges, allowing him to formally take the helm …
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 …
Twitter:
Twitter outlines its Civic Integrity Policy ahead of the 2022 US midterm elections, including redesigned tweet labels and “prebunks” for misleading narratives  —  Twitter is the place to find real-time, reliable information about the 2022 midterms - whether you're looking …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Google says Search info snippets will use its latest AI model, Multitask Unified Model, to find consensus in results and expands its “About this result” tool  —  You know that highlighted piece of text at the very top of a Google search results page when you look up a piece of information?

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