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News items you should check out: August 17

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From 9to5Mac: A bill being proposed in the US Senate would effectively make it a legal requirement for Apple to build a backdoor into iPhones. It would make it illegal for Apple and other tech giants to use strong encryption for either devices or cloud services.

° From iMore: Apple reportedly accounts for more than 20% of the revenue TSMC brings in via chip manufacturing, according to a new report.

° From AppleInsider: Apple Fitness+ subscribers now have a new workout guide on the Apple Watch as Paralympics gold medallist Kurt Fearnley takes you on a walking or wheelchair ride.

° In this week’s Power On newsletter: Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will  sport an update to the Time to Walk feature to support running.

° From Coindesk: Former Apple CEO Gil Amelio has joined the Cirus Blockchain Project as an advisor.

° From MacVoices Live!: The MacVoices Live! panel took on the complex, sensitive topic of child sexual abuse materials (CSAM) and Apple’s latest announcements of their efforts to combat it. David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Andrew Orr, Jim Rea, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio join host Chuck Joiner to start off looking at the privacy exceptions we have as Apple users, and then start into exactly how the proposed system would function, what it would and wouldn’t flag, and at what age levels what restrictions apply. (Part 1)

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.