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September 24, 2021, 3:25 PM

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Ryan Browne / CNBC:
China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are prohibited and overseas crypto exchanges providing services in mainland China are illegal  —  - The People's Bank of China said services offering trading, order matching, token issuance and derivatives for virtual currencies are strictly prohibited.
Illusionofchaos / Habr:
Researcher discloses three iOS zero-days, says they were reported to Apple before May 4 and are still exploitable in iOS 15 after Apple failed to fix them  —  Information Security *Development for iOS *Development of mobile applications *Reverse engineering *
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is working on a larger Echo with a wall-mountable 15" screen, a TV sound bar, wearables for seniors, new speakers, and more  —  - Company plans slew of new Alexa-based devices for coming years  — Amazon eyes wearable for seniors, new speakers and software
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US DOJ will allow Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to return to China in a deferred prosecution agreement that requires her to admit some wrongdoing  —  Deferred prosecution agreement offers company's finance chief an exit from Canada, where she has been fighting extradition to U.S.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
EU's proposal forces companies to make fast-charging standards interoperable and “unbundles” charger sales; if adopted, companies will have 24 months to comply  —  With the aim of reducing e-waste  —  The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union …
The Information:
Sources: Google is in talks with ByteDance and Facebook to index and rank TikTok and Instagram videos  —  If you've ever tried searching on Google for one of those TikTok or Instagram videos all your friends are gushing about—such as sea shanties or the Renegade dance—you'll notice something.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
EU formally accuses Russian government and its state hackers for Ghostwriter, a hack-and-leak operation active in some member states since 2017  —  European Union officials have formally accused the Russian government and its state hackers of meddling inside the elections and political systems of several EU states.
Kate Clark / The Information:
Source: online courses startup Udemy is preparing to file for an IPO as soon as October, targeting a valuation of between $6B and $8B  —  Udemy, a San Francisco-based startup that sells online courses to individuals and businesses, is preparing to file paperwork for an initial public offering whose listing …
Jenny Leonard / Bloomberg:
US Commerce Sec says US is considering using a Cold War-era national security law to force semiconductor companies to provide information on inventory and sales  —  - Biden administration seeks inventory, sales information  — Goal is to prevent stockpiling, ease supply chain bottlenecks
Bopha Phorn / Rest of World:
Cambodia's prime minister Zoombombs opposition meetings; the country plans to create a “national internet gateway” with a state-appointed operator in February  —  Hun Sen's government, which has shown little hesitation in quashing any sign of dissent, is taking control of user activities on the internet.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Facebook says its global head of safety, Antigone Davis, will testify before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection on September 30  —  - Facebook agreed to send Antigone Davis, global head of safety, to testify before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection on Sept. 30.
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