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September 5, 2022, 12:45 PM

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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.
Sai Krishna / 91mobiles:
Leaked renders of Apple Watch Pro show a larger display, a protrusion with digital crown and side button on the right side, and an extra button on the left side  —  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.
New York Times:
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
Vincent Manancourt / Politico:
Ireland's DPC fines Instagram €405M for violating children's privacy under GDPR, the second highest fine under the law and the third for a Meta-owned company  —  The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined Meta-owned social media platform Instagram €405 million for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation.
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 …
Kate Park / TechCrunch:
LG launches LG Art Lab, letting US users 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.
Washington Post:
Peiter Zatko's allegations offer details on Twitter's misinformation policies and failures, including accepting a QAnon proponent into its Birdwatch program  —  A document from whistleblower Peiter Zatko that details the company's failings in policing misinformation shows what happens when a business model fails
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Q&A with Vitalik Buterin on proof of work vs. proof of stake, the recent crypto crash, crypto security, decentralized governance, “startup societies”, and more  —  In which we talk about the big shifts in crypto.  —  Vitalik Buterin is one of the most well-known …
Weronika Strzyżyńska / The Guardian:
The Iranian government plans to use facial recognition on public transport to identify women who are not complying with its strict new hijab laws  —  Government says it will use technology on public transport in crackdown on women's dress  —  The Iranian government is planning …
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 …
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