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September 5, 2022, 11:50 PM

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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.
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.
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.
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 USDC as a tradeable asset on Binance's 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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Kate Park / TechCrunch:
LG launches LG Art Lab, letting US users find, buy, sell, and trade NFTs on its smart TVs, and partners with Hedera to enable purchases via LG's Wallypto wallet  —  LG Electronics said today it has released its non-fungible token (NFT) platform LG Art Lab, which lets users discover, buy, sell and trade NFTs on LG's smart TVs.

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