January 28, 2024, 2:50 PM

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Steven Sinofsky / Hardcore Software:
Apple has handled its response, including its proposed App Store changes, to the EU's DMA with aplomb, despite the law being an assault on Apple's brand promise  —  An essay on the EU Digital Markets Act and Apple's “Update on apps distributed in the European Union” (and some personal history)
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's proposed App Store and iOS changes seek to retain as much control over iOS as possible while staying within the letter of the EU's DMA  —  Apple yesterday announced a broad, wide-ranging, and complex set of new policies establishing their intended compliance with the European Union's …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Wall Street Journal:
X blocks Taylor Swift searches as a “temporary action and done with an abundance of caution”, days after explicit AI-generated images of her flooded the site  —  Singer's name yielded error messages Saturday, days after her fans swarmed the social-media platform vowing to ‘protect Taylor Swift’
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
X plans to build a new “Trust and Safety center of excellence” in Austin, Texas, and hire 100 full-time moderators to fight child sexual exploitation material  —  - Employees will be full-time, primarily focused on CSE content  — X CEO Yaccarino to testify before Senate committee next week
Yuka Hayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the US plans to award billions in subsidies to Intel, TSMC, and other chipmakers in the coming weeks, amid concerns of a slow CHIPS Act implementation  —  Industry, lawmakers worry semiconductor production could take years because of negotiations, permitting and worker shortages
Lora Kolodny / NBC News:
Researchers: financial sextortion of young users on TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube is rising, driven by Yahoo Boys, a West African cybercriminal gang  —  “Yahoo Boys” is an informal network of cybercriminals who have gained cultural clout over the last several years in West Africa.

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