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September 6, 2022, 2:05 AM

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Sai Krishna / 91mobiles:
Leaked Apple Watch Pro renders show a larger display, a protrusion for the digital crown and a side button on the right side, and an extra button on the left  —  The Apple Watch Pro's price is expected to be announced on September 7th during the Apple event.  Here's a look at its design through CAD-based renders.
Vincent Manancourt / Politico:
Ireland's DPC fines Meta €405M, saying Instagram violated children's privacy under GDPR, the second-highest fine under the law and DPC's third for the company  —  The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined Meta-owned social media platform Instagram €405 million for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Binance plans to stop supporting the world's second biggest stablecoin USDC and convert users' USDC, USDP, and TUSD into its own stablecoin BUSD on September 29  —  The action effectively removes the world's second-biggest stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), as a tradable asset on Binance's giant platform.
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Apple plans to nearly double its ad platform team, currently around 250 strong, per LinkedIn; Apple's career page lists 216 such roles, up from 56 in late 2020  —  Move adds to industry concerns after tech giant launched privacy rules that make it hard to tailor ads to iPhone users
Jaclyn Allen / TheDenverChannel.com:
Utility company Xcel locked 22,000 Colorado users in an energy saving program out of their smart thermostats for hours on August 30 citing an “energy emergency”  —  22,000 people lost control of temperatures in their homes for hours Tuesday  —  DENVER — During the dog days of summer …
Eliza Gkritsi / CoinDesk:
Poolin, one of the world's biggest bitcoin mining pools, suspends withdrawals from its wallet service, citing liquidity issues, but says users' assets are safe  —  Yesterday, the mining pool admitted to liquidity issues.  —  PoolinWallet, the wallet service of one of the world's biggest bitcoin mining pools …
Ian Talley / Wall Street Journal:
US intelligence officials worry the Islamic State could use NFTs to spread messages and evade censorship, after the terrorist group shared its first known NFT  —  National-security analysts see potentially dangerous platform for recruiting and funding  —  WASHINGTON—A simple digital card …
Vish Gain / Silicon Republic:
The EU launched its new San Francisco office to liaise with US tech companies and promote EU standards and technologies, digital policies, and governance models  —  The aim of the US office is to strengthen EU digital diplomacy.  It is headed by Gerard de Graaf, a key official who has worked on landmark tech laws.
Shen Lu / Wall Street Journal:
As Chinese consumers become thrifty amid an economic slowdown, Insider Intelligence forecasts just 9.1% increase in e-commerce sales in 2022, lowest since 2008  —  Consumers cut back on apparel, cosmetics, while spending more on food, wellness and pet care  —  China Wrestles With Protests, Discontent Amid a Slowing Economy
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Singapore-based Docquity, a collaboration and learning platform for health care professionals, raised a $44M Series C, bringing its total funding to $57.5M  —  A call between doctors can save lives.  That's what Docquity co-founder Indranil Roychowdhury learned when his father was hospitalized …

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