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December 10, 2021, 1:40 PM

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LunaSec Blog:
A vulnerability in the Apache log4j Java logging library allows for remote code execution, with Steam, iCloud, Minecraft, and other services affected  —  A few hours ago, a -day exploit in the popular Java logging library, log4j, was tweeted along with a POC posted on GitHub that results …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google says it will release Google Play Games in 2022 as a native Windows app that brings Android games to Windows 10 and Windows 11  —  Google Play Games comes to PC next year  —  Google is planning to bring Android games to Windows PCs next year.  A Google Play Games app will be available in 2022 …
Washington Post:
Sources: Kayvon Beykpour and other execs ignored warnings that Twitter lacked the ability to moderate Spaces and launched the product amid investor pressure  —  Employees who complained about the lack of moderation say they were sidelined  —  Earlier this year, as Twitter raced to roll out Spaces …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
BBC:
Analysis: English Premier League soccer fans have spent £262M+ on crypto-based fan tokens, often offered by Socios, as critics worry about fans being exploited  —  Football clubs have potentially made hundreds of millions of pounds selling controversial crypto “fan tokens”.
CNBC:
Instacart president Carolyn Everson says she will step down at the end of the year, less than four months after joining the company  —  - Another high-profile Instacart executive is leaving the company.  — Carolyn Everson announced Friday she will step down as president at the end of the year.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Berlin-based instant grocery startup Flink raises a $750M Series B led by DoorDash at a $2.85B post-money valuation  —  Instant grocery delivery continues to be a very frothy market, but today comes news of a major funding round for one player in it that investors believe will still be standing after the hype has died down.
WABetaInfo:
WhatsApp begins a limited test of Meta's Novi digital wallet in the US, letting users send and receive USDP within a chat  —  Today, WhatsApp is finally announcing a small pilot program to some people in the US, that can finally use the Novi digital wallet within WhatsApp!
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Epic v. Apple emails show Microsoft offered to bring triple-A, Xbox-exclusive games to iOS if Apple let its xCloud game streaming service into the App Store  —  Remember when Apple pretended like it would let cloud gaming services like Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia into the App Store …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Volvo Cars discloses a security breach leading to R&D data theft that could impact the company's operations; the Snatch ransomware gang claims responsibility  —  Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has disclosed that unknown attackers have stolen research and development information after hacking some of its servers.
Packy McCormick / Not Boring:
Replit, a browser-based IDE for cross-platform collaborative coding, raises an $80M Series B led by Coatue at an $800M valuation  —  Replit Raises $80M Series B to Bring the Next Billion Software Creators Online … Hi friends 👋,  —  Happy Thursday!

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