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August 26, 2022, 9:15 PM

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Matthew Gault / VICE:
Mark Zuckerberg Tells Joe Rogan That Running Facebook Sucks, Metaverse Is Better  —  “It's almost like everyday you wake up and you're punched in the stomach,” the billionaire CEO told Rogan.  —  Matthew Gault  —  On Thursday, two men famous for running gigantic platforms that host disinformation …
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Josh Sisco / Politico:
Sources: the US DOJ is in the early stages of drafting a potential antitrust complaint against Apple but has not decided whether or when to sue the company  —  Justice Department lawyers are in the early stages of drafting a potential antitrust complaint against Apple, according to a person …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google brings back the original Google Duo icon and name as a shortcut to Google Meet in Android's app launcher, in an attempt to mitigate user confusion  —  In an amusing turn of events today that's most likely a bug, an update to Google Meet (which was previously the Duo app) on Android brings back the Google Duo icon.
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Twilio says hackers accessed the accounts of 93 users of its 2FA app Authy as part of its recent breach, effectively letting the attackers generate login codes  —  U.S. messaging giant Twilio has confirmed hackers also compromised the accounts of some Authy users as part of a wider breach of Twilio's systems.
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Netflix plans to charge $7-$9/month for its ad-supported tier in the US, with ~4 minutes of ads/hour, and may launch it in 2022 in a half dozen markets  —  Netflix Inc. is considering pricing its new advertising-supported tier at $7 to $9 a month, half as much as its current …
David Ingram / NBC News:
California's AG says Sephora agreed to pay $1.2M for failing to tell customers that it was selling their data, marking the start of CCPA privacy law enforcement  —  SAN FRANCISCO — California has its first significant settlement under the state's sweeping online privacy law, and it's not with a tech company.
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan / The Information:
TikTok has cut jobs in its US advertising department as part of a restructuring, offering affected employees the chance to find roles in other units  —  TikTok has cut employees from its U.S. ad department as part of a restructuring of the unit, as the fast-growing social media app responds …
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Jack Dorsey tweets that his “biggest regret” is that Twitter became a company, saying the service should be “a protocol” not owned by a state or another company  —  Twitter (TWTR.N) founder and former chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted Thursday that he regrets the social media platform became a company.

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