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September 5, 2022, 4:10 AM

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Washington Post:
Cloudflare reverses course and drops Kiwi Farms, citing “an unprecedented emergency and immediate threat to human life” after a rise in targeted threats  —  — Reversing course under growing public pressure, major tech security company Cloudflare Inc. announced Saturday …
NBC News:
A profile of Kiwi Farms, a forum owned and operated by former 8chan admin Josh Moon, that has become synonymous with doxxing, swatting, and harassment campaigns  —  A trans streamer and a Republican congresswoman were targeted at their homes in the last month.  Experts warn this is just the beginning.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's Far Out event: the iPhone 14 lineup, including Pro models with a revamped notch, new AirPods Pro, a rugged Apple Watch Pro, and more  —  Apple's biggest event of the year is just a few days away, with the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Pro and new AirPods on tap.
MacRumors:
A source details the behavior of iPhone 14 Pro's always-on display, including Widgets fading in and out to prevent OLED burn-in and customizable visual elements  —  The iPhone 14 Pro will feature unique behavior on the Lock Screen and significant changes to the status bar thanks to its always-on display …
Variety:
Amazon quietly introduces a 72-hour delay for all user reviews posted to Prime Video to determine whether the review is genuine or created by a bot or a troll  —  Amazon has introduced a new weapon in the battle against internet trolls: delays.  —  Starting around the time of the launch …
Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
A former Snap R&D manager says the company shut down its Web3 team as part of its layoffs; Snap says Web3 didn't contribute to its “continued investment in AR”  —  Snap Inc. is sunsetting efforts focused on building products for the much-vaunted next generation of the internet known as web3 …
New York Times:
US parents are increasingly buying Apple Watches as a stopgap cellphone to reach and track their children as young as five while mitigating internet addiction  —  As Apple prepares to unveil new models next week, the smart watch has found an unexpected audience: children as young as 5.
John Reed / Financial Times:
A look at India's $10B incentive scheme for chip makers, as some experts warn about its lack of hardware expertise and erratic transport and public utilities  —  The factories outside Chennai, in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, are home to an array of global corporate names …
Anatoly Kurmanaev / New York Times:
US officials say large ships are increasingly manipulating their GPS-based automatic identification systems, or AIS, to evade international laws and sanctions  —  A technology enabling the transmission of fake locations to carry out murky or even illegal business operations …

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