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August 20, 2022, 1:55 AM

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Patricia Hernandez / Kotaku:
Zuckerberg responds to the mockery of the Horizon Worlds selfie, saying it was taken quickly to celebrate a launch and promises major updates to avatar graphics  —  Earlier this week was supposed to be a celebratory time for the folks at Meta, as its reality-devouring project Horizon Worlds was now available in more countries.
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
FDIC issues cease-and-desist letters to FTX US and four other crypto firms over making “false representations” that their crypto products might be FDIC-insured  —  - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) said Friday that it sent cease-and-desist letters to five crypto companies …
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
The House Oversight Committee demands data from eight social media firms about their response to online threats against law enforcement after Mar-a-Lago search  —  House Oversight Committee leaders called on eight social networks, including Meta, Truth Social and Gab, to turn over details …
Richard Nieva / Forbes:
Report: TikTok's in-app browser injects JavaScript that can track users' keystrokes and taps into websites; TikTok confirms the code but says it's for debugging  —  When TikTok users enter a website through a link on the app, TikTok inserts code that can monitor much of their activity …
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Match Group COO and CFO Gary Swidler says sign-ups on Tinder “have not returned back to pre-pandemic levels” and “new users remain a challenge”  —  World's dominant dating app seeks new ways to achieve growth as rivals such as Bumble and Thursday thrive
Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Six ex-Amazon Care employees criticize the company's fast and frugal ways, including prioritizing pleasing patients over providing the best standard of care  —  ‘Amazon Care’ was treating patients long before the company bought One Medical, but its fast and frugal approach has proven a tough fit for some health professionals

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