Techmeme
September 24, 2021, 8:00 PM

Top News

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  —  I want to share my frustrating experience participating in Apple Security Bounty program.  I've reported four -day vulnerabilities …
Wall Street Journal:
US DOJ allows Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to return to China in a deferred prosecution agreement that requires her to admit to some wrongdoing  —  Deferred prosecution agreement offers company's finance chief an exit from Canada, where she has been fighting extradition to U.S.
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
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:
Jeremy Liew, Bijan Sabet, and Roger Ehrenberg stepping back from active roles at their firms reflects a broader generational shift in the VC industry  —  Over the course of the past week, three venture capitalists have announced plans to step back from their investing roles at their respective firms.
Washington Post:
How Facebook is using its metaverse push to rehabilitate its reputation with policymakers and reposition itself to shape regulation of future technologies  —  With a buzzy push for next-wave virtual reality hardware, the tech giant is trying to outrun its mounting woes.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 13 Pro runs 3rd-party apps at 120Hz for scrolling and screen transitions but limits them to 60Hz for animations; Apple's apps are exempt from this limit  —  One of the biggest new features exclusive to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max this year is the inclusion of high-refresh rate displays …
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
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 EU 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.

Sponsor Posts

Niantic Lightship ARDK:
AR App Development Evolved: Join Niantic November 8, 2021  —  Create your own AR Real-World Metaverse with the Niantic Lightship ARDK.  Be part of the launch and join our virtual keynote November 8, 2021.
Zoho:
The future of work: Hybrid work is here to stay  —  Let's rewind two years back to 2019 and look at the predominant work culture at that time.  While remote work was common enough in some fields …
Welcome:
Close more candidates.  Retain your employees.  Access real-time comp data.  —  Benchmark and communicate compensation to candidates and employees, powered by our real-time compensation and equity data.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Modern Finance Podcast:
Play-to-Earn Gaming with Yield Guild Games
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(TWTR SPC) Metaverse? Name Change? Facebook Wither?
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 8:00 PM ET, September 24, 2021.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Bopha Phorn / Rest of World:

Earlier Picks

Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Bloomberg:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Florence Ion / Gizmodo: