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August 12, 2022, 10:55 AM

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The Guardian:
Google agrees to pay $42.7M to settle a court case with Australia's ACCC over misleading some Android users about the collection of personal location data  —  The tech giant kept track of some Android phone owners even when their location history was set to ‘off’
Andrew Rummer / The Block:
Dutch authorities arrest a suspected Tornado Cash developer in Amsterdam, two days after the US sanctioned the crypto mixing service  —  - Dutch authorities arrested a developer suspected of involvement in Tornado Cash on Wednesday, two days after the US government sanctioned the crypto mixing service.
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple tells its assemblers to make 90M of the newest iPhones, on par with 2021, despite deteriorating projections for the smartphone market  —  Apple Inc. has asked suppliers to build at least as many of its next-generation iPhones this year as in 2021, counting on an affluent clientele …
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 …
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
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google appears to be testing letting users launch cloud games from Stadia, Amazon's 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.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India seizes assets worth $46.4M from the local entity of crypto exchange Vauld for allegedly facilitating “crime-derived” proceeds from predatory lending firms  —  India's anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating …
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