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September 7, 2022, 2:05 PM

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Apple on YouTube:
Livestream of Apple's “Far Out” event  —  Watch the special Apple Event.September 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. PT.Set a reminder and we'll send you an update before the show.
The Verge:
A live blog of Apple's “Far Out” event  —  Live from Apple's ‘Far Out’ event in Cupertino  —  It's time for Apple's annual September event, and this should be a big one: we're expecting iPhones, Apple Watches, AirPods, and plenty of models between them.
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils Watch Series 8 in 41mm and 45mm sizes with a body temperature sensor, new Sleep app, focus on women's health, and more for $399+ on September 16  —  Apple has finally unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 8.  After months of rumors, the company has announced the successor of the Apple Watch Series 7.
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Apple debuts Watch Ultra, aimed at athletes, with a titanium case, 49mm screen, precision GPS, “action button”, second speaker, and 36-60 hour battery, for $799  —  Say hello to Apple's biggest fitness watch  —  After over a year of rumors, Apple has finally announced the Apple Watch Ultra …
The Verge:
Apple debuts AirPods Pro 2 with an H2 chip, new low distortion driver, personalized Spatial Audio, volume touch controls, available September 23 for $249  —  The new flagship earbuds face much stiffer competition than Apple's original pair  —  The long-awaited refresh of Apple's AirPods Pro is here.
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Cloudflare belatedly dropping Kiwi Farms demonstrates the “stochastic terrorism loophole”, offering groups cover so long as no one explicitly calls for murder  —  On platforms and the stochastic terrorism loophole  —  I.  —  Kiwi Farms is a nearly 10-year-old web forum …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
A Delaware judge denies Elon Musk's attempt to delay the October trial over his abortive Twitter acquisition but allows adding Peiter Zatko's claims to the case  —  But he can add whistleblower claims to his lawsuit  —  A Delaware court has denied billionaire Elon Musk's attempt to push …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter says Twitter Blue subscribers can edit their tweets up to five times in 30 minutes, starting in New Zealand; the number of edits could still change  —  Twitter announced a much-anticipated feature last week — the ability to edit tweets.  The company said that once the feature …
Associated Press:
Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran and expels embassy staff over a major cyberattack in July 2022 that shut down many government digital services and sites  —  Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled the country's embassy staff over a major cyberattack nearly two months ago …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
As the US legitimizes gambling, a look at the rise of gambling and gambling-like activities on smartphones, leading some to financial catastrophe and addiction  —  Financial catastrophe is now only a few clicks away, a problem that is showing quiet signs of becoming a crisis.
Neirin Gray Desai / Rest of World:
How Minecraft's ban on NFTs impacted the play-to-earn Critterz NFT community; some players bought thousands of dollars of crypto and earned hundreds per month  —  Kids in the Philippines were earning hundreds of dollars from a play-to-earn Minecraft game, until new rules sent the community into a tailspin.
Bloomberg:
At Code, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says Google is “pro-competitive”, citing Apple and Microsoft as competitors in advertising, and TikTok as a rival in video  —  Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google parent Alphabet Inc., defended the internet-search giant against claims …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Filing: Vermont says Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky repeatedly misled investors about the lender's finances and used its own CEL token to bolster its balance sheet  —  The crypto lender admitted in a recent creditor call that it could not earn enough revenue to support its yields, the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation said.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Ahead of the US midterms, Twitter plans to add 1,000 contributors weekly to its Birdwatch fact-checking tool, each assigned a “rating impact” score out of five  —  On the heels of a report detailing how Twitter had once accidentally allowed a conspiracy theorist into its invite …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google confirms the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro run on a “Tensor G2” SoC, bringing “personalized features” to photos, videos, security, and speech recognition  —  Ahead of October's Pixel 7 launch event, Google has confirmed that their next series of phone will run on the second-generation “Tensor G2” chip.

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