September 1, 2022, 8:20 PM

Top News

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter is testing an edit button, giving some Twitter Blue subscribers 30 minutes to make edits later in September 2022; edit labels include a complete history  —  Twitter Blue subscribers get access later this month  —  Twitter is now testing its highly-requested Edit Tweet feature.
Washington Post:
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
The UK's CMA says Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition will require an in-depth review and gives Microsoft a September 8 deadline to offer remedies  —  Microsoft Corp.'s planned $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. will be sent for an in-depth review unless …
Associated Press:
An investigation details local US law enforcement using the “Fog Reveal” phone tracking tool, at times without warrants, to search records from 250M devices  —  Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using …
Bennett Cyphers / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
The USB Promoter Group: USB 4 version 2 will offer speeds up to 80Gbps, using existing 40Gbps USB Type-C passive cables and new 80Gbps USB Type-C active cables  —  USB 4 version 2 promises 80 Gbps speeds  —  The next version of USB could be one of the fastest connectors we've seen yet.
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Some musicians with songs about “poop” say Amazon Music has become their biggest source of revenue, likely due to kids yelling the word at Alexa-enabled devices  —  “Alexa, play ‘Poopy Stupid Butt’ again."  —  There are many topics that my 5-year-old and I don't see eye to eye on …
Matthew Gault / VICE:
An artist using Midjourney to create AI-generated art won first place at Colorado State Fair's fine arts competition, leading to criticism by other artists  —  Jason Allen's AI-generated work “Théâtre D'opéra Spatial” took first place in the digital category at the Colorado State Fair.
Hoakley / The Eclectic Light Company:
Apple quietly updates malware protection in macOS to scan more frequently, making XProtect Remediator as active as many commercial anti-malware products  —  In the last six months macOS malware protection has changed more than it did over the previous seven years.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Source: the space between the iPhone 14 Pro display's pill and hole-shaped cutouts will be bridged by software and show microphone and camera privacy indicators  —  The big Apple news of the day is that the iPhone 14 Pro will apparently use software to make the two new display cutouts look like one seamless cutout.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Google announces $20M in new commitments to expand computer science education in the US and expects the funds to improve educational access for 11M+ students  —  Grants will support 4-H, The Hidden Genius Project, CUNY, and more  —  Google has announced $20 million in new commitments …
Sources: in December 2020, the US DOJ asked Binance to provide extensive records about its anti-money laundering checks and communications by CEO Changpeng Zhao  —  U.S. federal prosecutors asked Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, to provide extensive internal records …
Financial Times:
The EU publishes draft regulations on smartphone spare parts and battery life, including requiring that manufacturers supply 15+ parts for at least five years  —  European Commission says 15 components should be made available for five years after a device's introduction
Kaya Yurieff / The Information:
OnlyFans reports revenue for the year ending November 2021 rose 160% YoY to $932M, creators up 34% YoY to 2.1M, earning nearly $4B, and fans up 128% YoY to 188M  —  OnlyFans, the adult content site best known for explicit content, reported revenue soared 160% to $932 million year-over-year …
Max A. Cherney / Protocol:
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
A Delaware jury says Shopify owes $40M to patent holder Express Mobile for infringing three patents related to software for providing content to mobile devices  —  E-commerce platform Shopify Inc owes patent holder Express Mobile Inc $40 million for infringing three patents related …

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