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October 22, 2021, 4:50 PM

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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
A new whistleblower, a former member of Facebook's Integrity team, files an SEC complaint alleging Facebook prized profits over fighting hate speech and misinfo  —  Latest complaint to the SEC blames top leadership for failing to warn investors about serious problems at the company
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Software Freedom Conservancy says TRUTH Social violates Mastodon's open source code licensing terms by not sharing its source code, gives it 30 days to comply  —  Truth Social ripped off open-source platform Mastodon  —  The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) says former President Donald Trump's …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
New York Times:
Russia says its deep packet inspection tech is now installed at 500 telco locations, covering 100% of mobile traffic and 73% of broadband  —  Russia's boldest moves to censor the internet began in the most mundane of ways — with a series of bureaucratic emails and forms.
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Walmart is testing letting shoppers buy bitcoin at 200 Coinstar kiosks in its US stores through a Coinme partnership  —  Walmart, the world's largest company by revenue, is letting customers buy bitcoin at dozens of its U.S. stores.  —  Shoppers can purchase the cryptocurrency …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Lyft releases its first safety report, says it received 4,000+ reports of sexual assault, including 360 reports of rape, on its app from 2017 through 2019  —  Ride-hailing company's first safety report came nearly 2 years after Uber released a similar set of data for its app
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
FTC study on the six largest ISPs finds that some fail to fully inform consumers on how their data is monetized, such as using browsing history to serve up ads  —  Internet service providers fail to disclose to consumers how they use sensitive data, obscure privacy practices and making …
Tracy Qu / South China Morning Post:
ByteDance's Douyin adds a five-second mandatory pause between videos to curb binge-viewing in China, following Beijing's focus on addictive online behavior  —  Douyin, the Chinese version of short video-sharing app TikTok, is forcing users to take a break after long viewing sessions …
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Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Windows 11 update fixes AMD CPU latency issues that reduced performance 3-5% for some apps and 10-15% for esports games  —  First patch arrives, second is inbound … AMD has also confirmed to Tom's Hardware that it has released a patch for one of the two bugs that lead to reduced performance …
Victoria Guida / Politico:
Sources: during the final days of the Trump presidency, OCC quietly determined that banks are legally allowed to trade cryptocurrencies on behalf of clients  —  A formal move to green-light crypto trading by banks would probably be met with resistance by advocates of tough financial rules.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Sam Altman's Worldcoin launches its cryptocurrency that it gives in exchange for users' eye scans, says it has 100K users globally and is valued at $1B  —  - Tech millionaire Sam Altman's new start-up Worldcoin uses orb-shaped devices to scan people's eyes in exchange for free cryptocurrency.

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