August 22, 2022, 11:10 AM

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Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
A father who used his Android phone to send photos of his baby's groin to a doctor says Google disabled his account after flagging CSAM and informing the police  —  Google has an automated tool to detect abusive images of children.  But the system can get it wrong, and the consequences are serious.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Elon Musk says Tesla will raise the price of FSD from $12K to $15K in September when Tesla rolls out a new beta that lets drivers test features on public roads  —  - Tesla plans a 25% price increase for its premium, driver assistance system marketed in the U.S. as the Full Self-Driving, or FSD, option.
NSO Group CEO is stepping down as the company restructures to focus on NATO countries; source says NSO is also cutting 100 jobs out of its 750-strong workforce  —  Israeli spyware firm NSO Group said on Sunday its Chief Executive Shalev Hulio is stepping down with immediate effect …
Kalley Huang / New York Times:
Find My and other location-sharing apps have become a staple in some young people's friendships, ostensibly for safety while blurring lines of privacy  —  Introduced 10 years ago, the app has slowly become a popular way to keep track of friends.  But it comes with considerable privacy concerns.
Some neobanks have struggled to uphold lofty promises to consumers as VC funding in the sector declines and traditional banks improve their tech offerings  —  Digit is a trendy financial technology company in San Francisco that offers traditional banking services online …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Computer Services, which offers payment processing and compliance tools, agrees to be acquired by Centerbridge and Bridgeport for $1.6B in cash  —  Showing that the regtech industry remains robust to economic headwinds, private equity firms Centerbridge Partners and Bridgeport Partners today announced plans …
Tate Ryan-Mosley / MIT Technology Review:
The demand for AR beauty filters on Instagram remains high, despite evidence of harmful effects on users' mental health and Meta's efforts to ban some filters  —  In October 2021, Facebook announced a massive pivot, changing its name to Meta and going all in on augmented and virtual reality through …
Financial Times:
South Korean chipmakers, historically reluctant to takes sides in the US-China rivalry, are tilting toward the US due to their dependence on Western IP and tech  —  Last December, South Korean semiconductor company Magnachip reluctantly announced the demise of its proposed $1.4bn merger …

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