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September 24, 2021, 11:20 AM

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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.
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
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 *
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter integrates Strike's wallet to let users receive tips in bitcoin, rolls out Tips globally on iOS, and will explore support for NFT authentication  —  Twitter's slate of new product announcements is not slowing down.  The company today introduced a number of new initiatives aimed …
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.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Cristiano Lima / Washington Post:
Bloomberg:
New York City passes bills establishing minimum pay and worker protections for app-based couriers, including those working for Grubhub, Uber, and DoorDash  —  - Legislation includes setting a minimum per-trip payment  — Couriers and customers will be granted more tip transparency
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 …
Associated Press:
Davey Alba / New York Times:
Interview with Maryana Iskander, Wikimedia Foundation's next CEO, on the org's transparency, handling misinformation on Wikipedia pages, and more  —  Two decades ago, Wikipedia arrived on the scene as a quirky online project that aimed to crowdsource and document all of human knowledge and history in real time.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US DOJ will allow Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to return to China in a deal that requires her to admit some wrongdoing  —  Deferred prosecution agreement offers Meng Wanzhou an exit from Canada, where she has been fighting extradition to U.S.  —  The U.S. Justice Department has reached …
More: Reuters
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.
Chris Stokel-Walker / Wired UK:
UK study of the last mile gig sector: job allocation is a major issue and carriers should coordinate so drivers can move between delivering meals and parcels  —  The future is gig work - but the system is currently broken.  Solutions are coming from academia
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Interview with DeSnake, the self-proclaimed co-founder of dark web market AlphaBay taken down by the DOJ in 2017, on relaunching, security, and more  —  DeSnake apparently eluded the DOJ's takedown of AlphaBay.  The admin talked to WIRED about his return—and the resurrection of the notorious underground marketplace.
FinSMEs:
Hayden AI, an AI-powered autonomous traffic management service, raises $20M Series A led by TYH Ventures  —  Hayden AI, a San Francisco CA-based autonomous traffic management platform provider, raised $20M in Series A funding.  —  The round, which brought the total funding to over $30m …

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