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September 1, 2022, 2:15 PM

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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.
Rachel Lerman / 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 …
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.
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:
Max A. Cherney / Protocol:
Nvidia and AMD say the US has imposed restrictions on exporting chips for AI-related applications to Russia and China, including Nvidia's A100 and AMD's MI200  —  The U.S. has begun to impose fresh restrictions on exports of advanced chips necessary for AI-related applications to Russia and China …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney explores a membership program akin to Amazon Prime, bundling streaming, theme parks, and merchandise, and adding a commerce feature to Disney+  —  Entertainment giant looks to package streaming, parks and merchandise offerings together; aims to add commerce feature to Disney+
Reuters:
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 …
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 …
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Reuters:
Arm sues Qualcomm and its subsidiary Nuvia for breach of license agreements and trademark infringement, asking Qualcomm to destroy all associated chip designs  —  Chip technology firm Arm Ltd, which is owned by Softbank Group Corp (9984.T), said on Wednesday it has sued Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) …
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
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
Mark Zuckerberg's appearance on Joe Rogan's show did little to help his metaverse pitch and suggests he may not be the best spokesperson for these efforts  —  Forget about the devastating reviews from the video game press, the cringe-worthy digital “selfie,” and the notable lack of legs …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Internal memo: Meta is setting up a New Monetization Experiences division to identify and build “possible paid features” for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp  —  A new team will be tasked with building paid experiences across Meta's apps  —  Meta is setting up a product organization …

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