September 26, 2023, 1:25 PM

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The FTC and 17 US states sue Amazon for allegedly using monopoly power to keep its prices artificially high, push sellers to pay fees, and harm its rivals  —  - Amazon is facing its first set of antitrust charges from the U.S. federal government after the Federal Trade Commission filed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to shut down Google Podcasts “later in 2024”, moving its streaming listeners to YouTube Music, which will support US podcasts and RSS feeds by 2024  —  Google announced this morning it will be shutting down its Google Podcasts app later in 2024 as part of its broader transition …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Sources: FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel is set to announce on September 26 plans to reinstate net neutrality rules governing ISPs that the FCC gutted under Trump  —  - Chairwoman set to announce plans to restore broadband rules  — FCC panel gained Democratic majority with new commissioner
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches Jam, a new feature that lets up to 32 people curate a single playlist; only Premium subscribers can create Jams, but all users can contribute  —  Spotify is today introducing its latest social feature, Jam, which allows multiple people to blend their own musical tastes into a combined playlist.
Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
First EU DSA report: Twitter had the highest disinformation rate in H1 2023, followed by Facebook; TikTok closed ~6M fake accounts; YouTube closed 400+ channels  —  Musk is told his platform, now known as X, must comply with new laws designed to combat fake news and Russian propaganda
The CIA is planning to roll out a ChatGPT-style tool across the 18-agency US intelligence community to give analysts better access to intelligence  —  - Intelligence agency looking for ‘needles in the needle field’  — Program will help sift through huge amounts of available data
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
Email: Chase bans crypto-linked payments for UK clients starting on October 16 as “fraudsters are increasingly using crypto assets to steal large sums of money”  —  Starting Oct. 16, the bank will decline customer attempts to make payments related to crypto assets via debit card or outgoing bank transfers.
The US SEC objects to Coinbase's role in Celsius' plan to emerge from bankruptcy, saying the proposal goes “far beyond the services of a distribution agent”  —  - Regulator objects to Coinbase distribution agreements  — Coinbase, Celsius each face separate lawsuits from the SEC
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google Messages has been installed 5B+ times, after crossing 1B installations in May 2020 and becoming the default messaging app on most new Android devices  —  In the midst of Google's “#GetTheMessage” campaign, the company's own RCS/SMS/MMS app for Android, Google Messages, has now been installed over five billion times.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
DJI Mini 4 Pro review: lightweight, improved obstacle avoidance, great ActiveTrack 360 subject tracking, 4K at 60fps, but expensive at $760+ and not crashproof  —  Better range, tracking and crash protection, plus ultra slow mo 4K  —  Last year, DJI showed what was possible in a small drone …

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