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August 19, 2022, 1:30 PM

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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 …
Ivan Levingston / Bloomberg:
Just Eat sells its 33% stake in Latin American joint venture iFood to Prosus for $1.8B; Prosus will now fully own the Brazilian food delivery company  —  Just Eat Takeaway.com NV agreed to sell its 33% stake in Latin American joint venture iFood to Prosus NV for as much as 1.8 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
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
James Vincent / The Verge:
Sources: Crypto.com has quietly let go of hundreds more employees since announcing it was laying off around 260 employees, or 5% of its workforce, in June  —  As the market slumps, Crypto.com is trying to hide the pain  —  In June, cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com announced …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro review: comfortable with good sound quality and ANC, but they lack multipoint bluetooth and 24-bit audio is limited to Samsung phones  —  More comfortable, much better sound, and improved ANC  —  We're entering new territory in the walled garden earbud wars …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Ethereum's core developers have set September 15 as the tentative date for the long-awaited proof-of-stake Merge upgrade  —  The core developers working on the much-anticipated software upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain firmed up Sept. 15 as the likely official date of the so-called Merge.
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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review: iterative upgrade with excellent performance, better but not great battery, and useful cover screen but hard to use one-handed  —  Foldable smartphones still feel like a brand new idea, but in reality, Samsung is now on its fourth generation of the form factor.

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