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September 16, 2023, 2:40 AM

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Steven Sinofsky / Hardcore Software:
Apple's Mother Nature skit at the Wonderlust event was awkward, but every fact or position put forth is a strategic, money-saving, and innovative effort  —  Apple's showed a widely criticized video showing their efforts to fight climate change.  Looking past the video is a significant and strategic set of initiatives worthy of praise.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts on Apple's Wonderlust event, including the Mother Nature skit, FineWoven iPhone cases and Watch straps, iPhone 15 and 15 Pro lineup, and AirPods Pro 2  —  Was Tuesday's “Wonderlust” event mostly predictable?  Yes.  Does that mean it was boring?  For some people, yes.
More: TidBITS
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Ireland's DPC fines TikTok €345M after finding the company in breach of GDPR in relation to its handling of children's data and gives three months to comply  —  It's been a long time coming but TikTok has finally been found in breach of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation …
Niket Nishant / Reuters:
Instacart raises its proposed IPO price range to $28 to $30, up from $26 to $28, seeking to sell 22M shares at an up to $10B valuation after Arm's stellar debut  —  Grocery delivery app Instacart on Friday raised the proposed price range for its initial public offering …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Instacart plans to price its IPO on Monday, September 18 and begin trading on Tuesday, September 19  —  Grocery delivery business Instacart is preparing to price its initial public offering on Monday after boosting its price range following a strong trading debut by Arm Holdings Plc …
More: Axios, Reuters, and PYMNTS.com
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Google confirms the company does not offer repair options for cracked Pixel Watch screens; Google's hardware warranty policy does not cover accidental damage  —  If you crack the screen on the Pixel Watch, getting it officially repaired by Google isn't in the cards.
Karen Naundorf / Wired:
A look at Buenos Aires' legal battle to turn back on a facial recognition system that activists criticized for its misuse and the city shut down in March 2020  —  A scandal unfolding in Argentina shows the dangers of implementing facial recognition—even with laws and limits in place.
Rest of World:
How some Chinese data labeling companies hired by Baidu, Alibaba, and JD.com to train AI are exploiting vocational school students via data labeling internships  —  As part of China's digital underclass, vocational school students work as data annotators - for low pay and little future prospects.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Google agrees to pay California $93M to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of tracking users for commercial gain even after they turned off Location History  —  Google will pay California $93 million to resolve a lawsuit accusing the search engine company of misleading consumers about its location tracking practices.

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