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August 18, 2022, 9:50 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is aiming to hold an online event on September 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup; the phones are expected to be released on September 16  —  Apple Inc. is aiming to hold a launch event on Sept. 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 line, according to people with knowledge of the matter …
Michael Horowitz:
A researcher says iOS devices do not fully route all network traffic through VPNs, leading to data leaks; ProtonVPN first publicized the issue in March 2020  —  VPNs on iOS are broken.  At first, they appear to work fine.  The iOS device gets a new public IP address and new DNS servers.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Netflix iOS app code suggests the ad-supported tier, arriving in early 2023, won't let users download shows for offline viewing or skip ads  —  Netflix Inc. isn't planning to let users of its new ad-supported tier download shows and movies to their devices for offline viewing …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple releases iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates to fix kernel and WebKit security flaws that allowed arbitrary code execution and were reportedly being exploited  —  Kernel and WebKit bugs can allow arbitrary code execution on Apple's devices.  —  Apple has released a trio of operating system updates …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Tether partners with “top five” accountancy firm BDO Italia to issue monthly assurance and attestation reports of its reserves “very soon”  —  - Tether said it has partnered with BDO Italia to issue attestation reports of its reserves.  — The stablecoin issuer also aims to go through “a complete audit.”
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
VideoLan, which develops VLC, says Indian telecom operators have been blocking its website since February 2022; India has 10% of VLC users worldwide  —  VideoLan, the developer of popular media player VLC, says Indian telecom operators have been blocking its website since February of this year …
Anna Gross / Financial Times:
Paul Tassi / Forbes:
After Mark Zuckerberg shared a screenshot from Horizon Worlds for an announcement, people criticize the graphics and Meta's $10B investment in the metaverse  —  Mark Zuckerberg has once again been roasted on Twitter, not over barbecue sauce or surfing this time.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is rolling out widget notifications on the Windows 11 taskbar, with live updates from widgets such as weather, finance, sports, and breaking news  —  The notifications include weather and stock alerts  —  Microsoft is rolling out a taskbar notification system to its Windows 11 widgets this week.
Sisi Jiang / Kotaku:
Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser tells staff the company is “actively investigating” claims that female contractors were sexually harassed  —  Doug Bowser said he is 'aware of today's media coverage involving claims made about worker conduct'
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nielsen: in July, for the first time, streaming had the largest share of US TV viewing at 34.8%; Netflix had an 8% share, followed by YouTube with 7.3%  —  Americans now watch more stuff on TV from streaming services than either broadcast or cable TV.  —  Streaming platforms, led by Netflix …
Bloomberg:
An interview with Animoca Brands co-founder Yat Siu on the “crypto winter”, raising funds, breaking up Meta and Microsoft's “digital dictatorships”, and more  —  The so-called crypto winter has wiped out $2 trillion in digital currency market value since November, and many investors have gone into hibernation.
Adveith Nair / Bloomberg:
Abu Dhabi-based AI company G42 and the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund announce a $10B fund to invest in late-stage tech companies in emerging markets  —  Sign up for our Middle East newsletter and follow us @middleeast for news on the region.  —  Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence firm G42 …
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Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Amazon is testing a feature in its app, called Inspire, which would show users a TikTok-style feed of product photos and videos  —  Beta feature is being assessed internally by employees, could eventually be launched more broadly  —  Even Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -2.60%▼ wants to be a little like TikTok.
Washington Post:
A coalition of 70 TikTok stars, with a combined 51M+ followers, pledges to cease work with Amazon until the company meets the demands of the Amazon Labor Union  —  The ‘People Over Prime’ campaign is a public setback for the company, which has courted influencers

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