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February 15, 2021, 12:35 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft has begun testing a web-based version of its xCloud game streaming service, which would let users game via browser, including on iOS devices  —  This is what Xbox looks like in a browser  —  Microsoft has started testing its xCloud game streaming through a web browser.
Stanford Internet Observatory:
@pwnallthethings:
[Thread] A breakdown of significant issues with Bloomberg's recent Supermicro story, which may have relied on misunderstandings of an FBI briefing by a source  —  tl;dr is a source misunderstood an FBI defensive briefing on China's supply chain activities, leaked it to the press, and bloomberg has *again* failed to do the work necessary to verify the sensational claims, because they mistake impressive credentials with domain expertise.
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
The NYT overstated the influence of both Slate Star Codex and the Rationalist community on Silicon Valley, and falsely portrayed the tech industry as right-wing  —  Stereotyping the tech industry as a bunch of secretive right-wingers isn't correct, and it isn't helpful.  —  11 hr ago
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Nicole Perlroth / Wired:
Early 0-day exploit brokers, some active in the late 90s, share stories about a nascent industry that became key to espionage, organized crime, and war planning  —  The lucrative business of dealing in code vulnerabilities is central to espionage and war planning, which is why brokers never spoke about it—until now.
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