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September 6, 2023, 9:55 AM

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Samuel Stolton / Bloomberg:
The EU lists the 22 services falling under the Digital Markets Act, including TikTok and Facebook, and will assess if Microsoft's services and iMessage qualify  —  - Tech firms set to challenge EU in digital antitrust clampdown  — Apple's App Store, Google Search, Amazon marketplace on list
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Mozilla finds that 25 major car brands examined fail to adhere to the most basic privacy and security standards in their new internet-connected models  —  Bad news: your car is a spy.  Every major car brand's new internet-connected models flunked privacy and security tests conducted by Mozilla.
Financial Times:
Sources: the UK government pulls back from new encryption rules in the Online Safety Bill, averting a clash with Big Tech, as the bill enters its final stages  —  Ministers will not immediately enforce online safety bill powers to scan apps after WhatsApp threatened shutdown
Yoko Kubota / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China orders officials at central government agencies not to use iPhones and other foreign-branded devices for work or bring them into the office  —  The directive is the latest step in Beijing's campaign to cut reliance on foreign technology and could hurt Apple's business in the country.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Google refreshes Android's logo and releases updates to its mobile app and services, including its “At a Glance” widget and its visual accessibility app Lookout  —  Google is releasing a grab bag of updates to its mobile apps and services, including an At a Glance Google Assistant widget …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
IPO filing: Apple signed a new deal with Arm for chip technology that “extends beyond 2040”; Apple is among the companies that invested $735M in Arm's IPO  —  Apple (AAPL.O) has signed a new deal with Arm for chip technology that “extends beyond 2040,” according to Arm's initial public offering documents filed on Tuesday.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says the visionOS beta will include the App Store this fall and iPadOS and iOS apps will be published automatically on the Vision Pro App Store by default  —  As developers continue to work on bringing their apps to Vision Pro, Apple has shared a new update via its website with details on the Vision Pro's App Store.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Pixel Pro 8 appeared online on Google's 360-degree device simulator, showing the phone in three colors and a new temperature sensor beside the back cameras  —  If you had any remaining questions about what the Pixel 8 Pro looks like, Google is here to answer them.
Sundar Pichai / The Keyword:
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Google has been rolling out Chrome's “Enhanced Ad Privacy” via a popup, part of its Topics API; some say the “Got It” button is misleading as tracking is active  —  YMMV, based on where you are  —  Google has been gradually rolling out Chrome's “Enhanced Ad Privacy.”
Amanda Hoover / Wired:
NYC's Local Law 18, which imposes registration and other requirements on short-term rentals, goes into force, potentially wiping out thousands of Airbnbs  —  Thousands of Airbnbs and other short-term rentals are expected to disappear from rental platforms as New York City begins enforcing tight restrictions.
RT Watson / The Block:
MetaMask says its customers in the US, the UK, and parts of Europe can now convert ether for traditional fiat currency via its new sell function  —  - Company announces customers can now convert crypto for traditional fiat currency with a new sell function.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires Sweden-based BIS Records, founded in 1973, and plans to fold the classical music label into Apple Music Classical and Apple's A&R label Platoon  —  More than 80% of the music we listen to today is delivered over streaming, according to figures from last year.
Nick Baker / CoinDesk:
SEC filing: Coinbase has created a new crypto lending service in the US for institutional clients and has raised $57M for the program  —  Coinbase (COIN) raised $57 million for the platform as of Sept. 1, according to an SEC filing.  —  Coinbase (COIN) has created a new crypto lending service …
André Beganski / Decrypt:
Story Protocol, a blockchain-based IP ownership network that aims to address creatives' concerns over AI, raised over $54M led by Andreessen Horowitz  —  Andreessen Horowitz invested in a startup that uses blockchain tech to address problems heightened by artificial intelligence.

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