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  • [New] Facebook developed a new tool that allows security experts to look for Server-Side Request Forgery vulnerabilities in their software. Security Affairs
  • [New] Amazon and Starbucks might be launching a co-branded coffee shop that uses Amazon's cashier-less tech. LawCareers.Net
  • [New] Increased activism will not be restricted to governments either; we can also expect to see other companies join Apple and Google in taking proactive steps to protect user privacy and safety. We Are Social UK
  • [New] Amazon, Inditex, and Ikea are among major international companies to pledge using only zero-emission ships to transport goods by 2040 to decarbonise ocean shipping. Retail Gazette
  • [New] A group of nine retailers including Amazon and Ikea have committed to using zero-emission ships by 2040 to cut carbon from the freight industry. Supply Management
  • [New] Google Health is experiencing great strides in AI-enabled tools to predict sight-threatening conditions and improve lung cancer detection, demonstrating how AI can enable transformative diagnostics. Laboratory News
  • [New] A new opportunity for REDD + in the Amazon: pathways to channel resources for sustainable development Despite several challenges, there is a new opportunity for REDD + in Brazil. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • [New] While Israel risks becoming a pariah among some cultural producers, it is being aggressively embraced by globe-spanning corporations like Amazon and Google - among the wealthiest companies in history. The Electronic Intifada
  • [New] Google and Facebook's targeted advertising capabilities allow advertisers to take advantage of data collected by Facebook and Google to home in on the people who will be most susceptible to their ads.
  • [New] While industry titans like Google and Microsoft will undoubtedly continue to handle most of their own authentication needs, it's clear that IDaaS is the way to go for organizations that want a highly secure and cost-effective solution. Transmit Security
  • [New] The latest decision implies that LinkedIn will soon join Google, Twitter, Facebook among others in the China list of blocked sites and its users in mainland China would have to circumvent China's internet censorship to access LinkedIn. Global Voices Advox
  • [New] Apple's new AirPods are sweat - and water-resistant for use with workouts and will have some sound features previously found in the higher-end AirPods Pro. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] Foxconn Technology Group unveiled its first electric vehicles, a milestone that could boost the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer's credentials as a serious bidder for Apple's secretive automotive project. TechCentral
  • [New] Users will need to proactively opt - in to sharing their IDFA, a unique, random identifier that Apple assigns to every device, and which has traditionally been used by advertisers to measure how users interacted with their ads and along the user journey. Bizcommunity
  • [New] Core Web Vitals are the subset of Web Vitals that apply to all web pages, should be measured by all site owners, and will be surfaced across all Google tools. Search Engine Journal
  • [New] Bakkt users will be able to add their Bakkt Visa Debit Card into Google Pay and purchase everyday goods and services with cryptocurrency wherever Google Pay is accepted. CFO
  • [New] Facebook will create 10,000 jobs in Europe to build its metaverse. Digismak
  • [New] The strong presence of giant tech companies, including Google and Amazon, is a great opportunity to maintain and develop London's technological stronghold. Top Business Tech
  • [New] Google has announced a new monetisation policy for Google advertisers, publishers and YouTube creators that will prohibit ads for, and monetisation of, content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change. SCL
  • [New] The world's semiconductor shortage has lingered on, stalling car and electronics production; earlier this week, it was reported than Apple is expected to cut iPhone production by 10 million because it simply can not get enough chips. Slate
  • [New] Setup your own shop instead of joining a marketplace will become a trend in B2B e-commerce: B2B industry is recognizing that joining a marketplace such as Amazon will lead to a loss in strategic autonomy. CartUp AI
  • Amazon expects its latest deal with Shell to help it reach its goal of powering its operations with 100% renewable energy five years early. Hart Energy

Last updated: 24 October 2021