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August 4, 2023, 5:05 PM

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Martin Coulter / Reuters:
To comply with the EU's DSA, TikTok plans to let users turn off personalized recommendations in For You, remove targeted ads for users aged 13 to 17, and more  —  Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok has announced a raft of new features for European users aimed at improving compliance with incoming European Union regulations.
Sankalp Phartiyal / Bloomberg:
Apple, Samsung, HP, and others freeze new imports of laptops and tablets to India; sources say India's sudden import license rules caught the industry off-guard  —  - India surprised industry with new import license requirement  — Modi government seeks to promote domestic manufacturing
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Dan Garisto / Nature:
Attempts to replicate a South Korean team's process to create LK-99, a room temperature superconductor that could revolutionize computing, have failed so far  —  You can also search for this author in  —  PubMed Google Scholar  —  A Korean team's claim to have discovered a superconductor …
CNBC:
Ilya Lichtenstein, who earlier pled guilty to laundering $4.5B in bitcoin stolen via Bitfinex's 2016 hack, admits in court to being the original Bitfinex hacker  —  - A New York man admitted being the original hacker of bitcoin in the 2016 hack on Bitfinex he pleaded guilty in federal court …
Bobby Allyn / NPR:
Background actors describe studios scanning their bodies and worrying over the lack of control of their digital likenesses, a key issue in the SAG-AFTRA strike  —  After four weeks of working as a background actor on the Disney+ series WandaVision during the pandemic, Alexandria Rubalcaba …
New York Times:
An interview with Chair Mark Liu on why TSMC is staying in Taiwan, China's possible invasion of Taiwan, the US CHIPS Act, cutting off Huawei in 2020, and more  —  In an interview, the chip maker's chairman, Mark Liu, explained why TSMC's top tech would stay in Taiwan, despite growing threats …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Amir Efrati / The Information:
SoftBank sues former IRL CEO Abraham Shafi for fraud after investing $150M in IRL in 2021 on user metrics claims; IRL allegedly paid to fill the site with bots  —  SoftBank sued former IRL CEO Abraham Shafi and five siblings and cousins for allegedly misleading the investor about the messaging app's growth …
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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
A profile of Window Snyder, who helped secure the early internet while at Microsoft and Mozilla, and pushed Apple to enable encryption by default in its devices  —  Snyder has made Windows, Mac computers, iPhones, and other technologies more secure for almost 25 years.
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
Google will face a scaled-down antitrust lawsuit over search after a judge ruled that state AGs didn't show that Google's search results harmed rivals like Yelp  —  - Google still faces DOJ, state suits over search contracts  — Combined trial over claims set for Sept. 12 in federal court

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