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August 27, 2022, 1:45 PM

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Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
Analysis of data sent to the FCC: 10 of the top 15 US carriers collect geolocation data and don't let users opt out; most keep the data for two years on average  —  Ten of the top 15 mobile carriers collect geolocation data and provide no way for consumers to opt-out, according to information …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Peiter Zatko's whistleblower report is framed as though it supports Musk's claims that Twitter is lying about spam, but the details actually show the opposite  —  We already wrote a long story looking at many of the eye-opening claims from Peiter “Mudge” Zatko in his whistleblower report …
TIME:
An interview with Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko; some current and former Twitter employees say his allegations are misleading, overblown, or lack context  —  Peiter Zatko, the Twitter whistle-blower, is a black belt in jiu-jitsu.  The day before his complaint against the social media company …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Netflix may launch its ad-supported tier in 2022 in 6+ markets, and plans to charge $7 to $9 per month in the US, selling ~4 minutes of ads per hour  —  Netflix Inc. is considering pricing its new advertising-supported tier at $7 to $9 a month, half as much as its current …
Reuters:
Facebook agrees in principle to settle a lawsuit alleging it violated consumer privacy laws by sharing user data with 3rd parties, including Cambridge Analytica  —  Meta Platforms Inc's Facebook has in-principle agreed to settle a lawsuit in the San Francisco federal court seeking damages …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Shuffles, Pinterest's invite-only collage-making iOS app that launched in late July, is going viral on TikTok; Sensor Tower estimates the app has ~338K installs  —  Collage-style video “mood boards” are going viral on TikTok — and so is the app making them possible.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Meta's VP of Horizon, Vivek Sharma, is leaving the company after six years; the Horizon team will report directly to Meta's VP of Metaverse, Vishal Shah  —  - Vivek Sharma has been with Meta for six years and was most recently its VP of Horizon.  — Sharma's team will now report directly to Meta's VP of metaverse Vishal Shah.

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