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November 14, 2021, 2:54 AM

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Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
FBI email servers were hacked to send spam warning of a “sophisticated chain attack”, with a likely goal to discredit security researcher Vinny Troia  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) email servers were hacked to distribute spam email impersonating FBI warnings …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
The person claiming responsibility for the FBI email server hack says they were able to send spam messages by abusing insecure code in the FBI's LEEP portal  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed today that its fbi.gov domain name and Internet address were used to blast …
New York Times:
Apple, Spotify, and other companies that distribute podcasts have done little to rein in COVID-19 misinformation, escaping the scrutiny social media giants face  —  False statements about vaccines have spread on the “Wild West” of media, even as some hosts die of virus complications.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How US cities are deploying drones, robots, and AI to more affordably inspect, diagnose, and repair the country's aging sewer infrastructure  —  Cash-strapped U.S. cities are turning to drones, artificial intelligence and other innovations to help inspect and fix the country's aging underground arteries of waste
Chris Prentice / Reuters:
US states led by Texas file an amended Google lawsuit, providing more details about “Project Bernanke”, which allegedly gave Google's own ad-buying an advantage  —  A group of U.S. states led by Texas have filed an amended complaint against Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) …
Chris Stokel-Walker / Wired UK:
Substack touts itself as an alternative to toxic, ad-driven social media, but many of its top earners are polarizing figures who were deplatformed elsewhere  —  The company's CEO says the old way of social media is broken—but is his alternative much different?
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
The latest iOS 15.2 beta adds a manual Macro mode toggle to the Camera app on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max  —  The second beta of iOS 15.2 adds a toggle for Macro mode on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max when Auto Macro is disabled in Settings, enabling users …

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