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September 29, 2018, 10:35 PM

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Javier E. David / CNBC:
Elon Musk and SEC settle; Musk admits no guilt, will remain Tesla CEO, has to resign as Chairman for 3 years, appoint 2 new independent directors, pay $20M fine  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to court documents filed on Saturday …
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Tim Berners-Lee unveils Solid, an open source project to decentralize the web and give users control of their data, and Inrupt, a startup to guide the project  —  I've always believed the web is for everyone.  That's why I and others fight fiercely to protect it.
Guy Rosen / Facebook:
Facebook says it discovered a security issue, now patched, on September 25 affecting ~50M users that let hackers steal access tokens and take over user accounts  —  On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts.
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Wired:
How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to takeover worked and what information may have been accessed  —  FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY PROBLEMS severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts.
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Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Instagram co-founders, dubbed by some at Facebook as not “team players”, were needed at the company to challenge Mark Zuckerberg and its groupthink culture  —  Kevin Systrom, a founder of Instagram, wasn't a “team player.”  That was exactly what the company needed.
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Linus Torvalds shares thoughts on his decision to step away from Linux, the controversy behind the Code of Conduct, and the problems in the Linux community  —  Linux founder Linus Torvalds has told the BBC that he is seeking professional help to become more empathetic towards fellow developers …
More: ZDNet
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Estonia sues Gemalto for €152M over security flaw that made the country's citizen ID cards vulnerable to hacking last year  —  Estonian police are seeking to recover 152 million euros ($178 mln) in a lawsuit filed on Thursday against digital security firm Gemalto, following a recall …
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