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A recent FTC workshop on the widespread, manipulative UX design elements suggests the US regulator will place greater emphasis on protecting consumers from deceptive design and behavioral cues

The CEOs of top tech firms met with Biden to discuss US cybersecurity. Though cooperation may help, meaningful change will require legislation or the enforcement of mandatory security standards.

The smartphone giant acquired AV startup Deepmotion for $77.4 million. Xiaomi could use its consumer electronic experience to create compelling entertainment-focused vehicles, but it will have to overcome manufacturing challenges and potential regulatory scrutiny.

Pentagon gives Intel a needed boost: Intel will lead a DOD program to bolster the US domestic semiconductor supply. The deal will benefit Intel and could have long-term strategic benefits for US manufacturing, but it will likely do little to alleviate the short-term chip crisis.

More than 90 groups signed a letter demanding Apple cease rollout of its CSAM scanning tool, citing the potential for misuse. The continued pressure could stand as a major inflection point in Apple’s brand history.

The company reaffirmed its commitment to the computer vision-only approach to AVS despite calls by regulators and advocates questioning the company’s safety. Regulators may ultimately seek to limit the way Tesla tests Autopilot on public roads, which pump the brakes on new updates.

Google dismantles Google Health as Big Tech struggles to get their health endeavors off the ground: We unpack why Big Tech firms are having trouble operating as health tech firms.

Regulators are finalizing rules that would limit the amount of data firms collect on Chinese users and require them to obtain prior consent. Though expansive, the rules won’t apply equally to government data abuse, and could ultimately be used to bring firms more in line with long-term government tech strategies.

Outspoken employees fear governments could use the company’s CSAM scanning tools for censorship. Apple assures the public it has safeguards in place, but controversy over the features risks tarnishing its reputation as an industry leader on privacy.

If the NSA-AWS deal succeeds, it could make AWS the US government’s preferred cloud provider. But if Microsoft succeeds, the government cloud space might go right back to where it started.

Internal pay calculators show some full-time remote workers could receive pay cuts up to 25%. Tech firms are divided over reducing compensation for remote work, which could result in competitors poaching top talent.

AT&T and Verizon hope crowds returning to stadiums and music venues will provide attractive 5G use cases. But most consumers remain unaware of 5G—and new virus variants threaten to upend telecoms’ plans.

On today's episode, we discuss Google's Q2 performance, how YouTube got on, and why the tech giant continues to accelerate. We then talk about YouTube improving its CTV ad offerings, what GDPR taught us about privacy upheavals, and why CMOs need to demonstrate the value of their work now more than ever. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

Apple plans to introduce software to detect child abuse content locally on an iPhone or Mac. Privacy and security advocates say the plan could tarnish Apple’s reputation as the vanguard of consumer privacy and bulwark against government anti-encryption efforts.