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Japan takes a big step toward widespread drone delivery service — The Verge

Rakuten is forming a joint venture for unmanned aerial traffic management with AirMap, following the company’s investment in the UTM technology company earlier this year.

The Verge’s Ben Popper writes. Read AirMap’s post on the partnership here.

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Brazilian regulator seizes iPhones from retail stores as Apple fails to comply with charger requirement — 9To5Mac

As first reported by Tecnoblog, Procon-DF has seized “hundreds...

Twitter won’t restart paid verification until ‘significant impersonations’ stop, Elon Musk says — The Verge

Elon Musk told Twitter employees on Monday that the company won’t relaunch its paid verification subscription, writes Alex Heath.

Researchers say iPhone usage data isn’t as anonymous as Apple claims — Engadget

Code sleuths at Mysk are challenging Apple's vaunted focus on privacy, writes J. Fingas.

Head of Intel Foundry Services resigns just as chip biz gets going — The Register

Randhir Thakur, senior vice president and president of Intel Foundry Services, "has decided to pursue other opportunities" but will continue to lead the business unit through the first quarter of 2023, according to the report by Dylan Martin.