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September 30, 2019, 9:01 PM

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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Block.one settles with the SEC for $24M in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale; Block.one had raised ~$4.1B via ICO over a one-year period  —  EOS maker Block.One must pay $24 million in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …
Rick Paulas / OneZero:
Nextdoor's verification requirement excludes homeless people from neighborhood discussions, leading to echo chambers that demonize them  —  The platform built for neighborhood news often scapegoats the most disadvantaged communities  —  August 14, a man broke into a home in the Shafter neighborhood in Oakland, California.
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
A look at the rapidly declining morale at Uber amid budget cuts for basic amenities, mass layoffs, and a 30% decline in stock price since its IPO  —  Uber's CEO told staff: “We need to ship more quickly and operate more effectively and efficiently than we are today.”
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft rolls out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop globally, with a WVD client app available for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, and HTML 5  —  Microsoft is rolling out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop service and readying some new capabilities around Teams support and MSIX App Attach which could make it even more useful.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2 with fixes for several bugs including those affecting Camera, iCloud Backup, shortcuts on HomePod, and flashlight  —  Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.1.2, updates to the iOS and iPadOS 13.1.1 software that was released on Friday.
Swati Khandelwal / The Hacker News:
Hacker claims to have breached Zynga and stolen info on Words with Friends players; Zynga has started notifying users but has not disclosed size of breach  —  A Pakistani hacker who previously made headlines earlier this year for selling almost a billion user records stolen …
Jason Torchinsky / Jalopnik:
Videos of owners trying Tesla's new Smart Summon feature, which show Teslas autonomously driving to owners with varying degrees of success, go viral  —  Just a few days ago, Tesla announced their new Version 10 software update, which included such things as the ability to play Cuphead …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is planning to pay only about a quarter of the 200 publishers that will be featured in its news tab, set to launch as soon as the end of Oct.  —  Social-media giant plans to pay about a quarter of news organizations whose content will be featured
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook plans to let opinion pieces and satire be exempted from its fact-checking program, preventing such content from being labeled false  —  Move follows controversy over fact-checking of posts on abortion, climate change  —  Facebook Inc. FB .55% plans to exempt opinion pieces …

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