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December 10, 2021, 3:00 PM

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LunaSec Blog:
A vulnerability in the Apache log4j Java logging library allows for remote code execution, impacting Steam, iCloud, Minecraft, and other services  —  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 executives ignored warnings that Twitter lacks 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 …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Meta launches new creator tools and says it is testing live chat support for some English-speaking users globally who are locked out of their accounts  —  Better customer support for creators and average users alike  —  Despite eagerly participating in a platform vs. platform war …
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BBC:
Analysis: English Premier League soccer fans have spent £262M+ on crypto fan tokens, often offered by Socios, as critics worry about clubs exploiting fans  —  Football clubs have potentially made hundreds of millions of pounds selling controversial crypto “fan tokens”.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Volvo Cars discloses a security breach that led to R&D data theft and 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.
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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!
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!
Financial Times:
How Syrian human rights group Mnemonic used AI trained on synthetic data to analyze videos for evidence that “cluster” weapon RBK-250 was used against civilians  —  Technique used to teach Tesla cars and Amazon Alexa has gathered evidence of weapons used against civilians

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