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May 20, 2022, 11:35 AM

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Rich McHugh / Insider:
Docs: SpaceX paid $250K to settle a flight attendant's allegation that Elon Musk exposed himself and offered a horse in exchange for an erotic massage in 2016  —  - A flight attendant for SpaceX said Elon Musk asked her to “do more” during a massage, documents show.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, says it will offer 10% faster CPU performance, 10% faster GPU clocks, and have up to 30% better power efficiency  —  Bragging rights (and battery life?) for gaming phones  —  Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 set the stage for the biggest Android smartphones …
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
HP refreshes Spectre x360 laptop with Intel 12th-gen and Ryzen 5000 chips, Intel Arc GPU, beefed up webcam, and a quieter fan, starting at $1,650  —  HP Spectre laptops try out Intel discrete graphics, boosted webcams, new hues.  —  HP has revamped its Spectre x360 lineup of convertible …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Report details Jony Ive's work on Apple's MR headset as sources say he remains involved as an external consultant and that the device is not gaming focused  —  Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Alex Heath / The Verge:
A Meta executive told employees to stop discussing abortion on Workplace, citing “an increased risk” that the company is seen as a “hostile work environment”  —  Employees say the stance runs counter to Meta policies on discussing Black Lives Matter and trans rights
Kishan Vyas / XDA Developers:
Google says Android 13 Beta will provide native support for braille displays, so users will not need to download a separate app  —  Over the years, Google has added many features to Android to make the operating system more accessible to people with special needs.
Timothy Craig / Crypto Briefing:
YC-backed DeFi startup Stablegains faces a lawsuit after losing $44M of users' funds by investing them in UST, after earlier claiming it was investing in USDC  —  Stablegains has been accused of misleading customers about where their money was going.  —  Key Takeaways
Robert Gillies / Associated Press:
Canada joins its intelligence allies in banning carriers from using Huawei and ZTE equipment for the country's 5G network, after a delay of over three years  —  TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has decided to ban China's Huawei Technologies from Canada's next-generation mobile networks.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
AdvIntel: the Conti ransomware group has taken its infrastructure offline and its leaders have partnered with other smaller ransomware groups to conduct attacks  —  The notorious Conti ransomware gang has officially shut down their operation, with infrastructure taken offline and team leaders told that the brand is no more.
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
FTC warns edtech companies to not use children's data for ads and other commercial purposes without parental consent, saying it will “vigilantly enforce” COPPA  —  The Federal Trade Commission voted 5- on Thursday to issue a policy statement warning education tech companies …

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