September 16, 2023, 1:25 PM

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Taylor Lyles / IGN:
Q&A with Apple executives Jeremy Sandmel and Tim Millet on the company's gaming ambitions for the iPhone 15 Pro, MetalFX's upscaling, game controllers, and more  —  Apple is really leaning into the “Pro” aspect of the iPhone 15 Pro.  —  Apple finally announced the iPhone 15 earlier this week, and pre-orders are now live.
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.
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
A look at SBF's ~250 pages of reflections and self-justifications while under house arrest, which signal how he may defend himself at his October criminal trial  —  The FTX founder wrote hundreds of pages of reflections and self-justifications while under house arrest, shedding light …
TikTok Shop is planning steep Black Friday deals from October 27 to November 30 by offering to subsidize discounts by up to 50% to entice sellers' participation  —  - Viral video app launched its Shop tab earlier this week  — Social platform is luring sellers ahead of shopping rush
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.
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
A look at D Billions, a network of YouTube channels run by Kyrgyzstan-based media company AWA and which got billions of views by teaching kids words via songs  —  A landlocked country in Central Asia is home to an international hit.  —  The US has Mr. Beast.  The Kyrgyz Republic has D Billions.
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 …
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.
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 …
Niket Nishant / Reuters:
David Shepardson / Reuters:
A US judge declines to order Jonathan Kanter's recusal from the DOJ's ad antitrust lawsuit against Google, after the company cited his past work for its critics  —  U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema on Friday declined to order a Justice Department official to stay out of the government's …

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