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July 7, 2022, 3:50 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter starts testing a CoTweets feature that lets two accounts co-author a tweet, with both accounts tagged in a single tweet, an idea it tested in March 2022  —  Twitter says it's testing CoTweets for a limited time  —  Twitter has started testing a new CoTweets feature this week with users of the social network.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Meta plans to stop requiring Facebook IDs to log into Quest devices starting in August 2022 and will roll out “Meta accounts” for new and existing Quest users  —  They'll require a Meta account instead  —  Meta is introducing a new account system for its virtual reality headsets …
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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Reddit launches an NFT-based avatar marketplace with 90 profile pictures available for purchase at a fixed price, expanding on support for Ethereum-based NFTs  —  Reddit is launching a new NFT-based avatar marketplace today that allows you to purchase blockchain-based profile pictures for a fixed rate.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
In a joint advisory, the FBI, CISA, and the US Treasury Department warn North Korea-backed hackers are using Maui ransomware to attack healthcare organizations  —  The FBI, CISA, and the U.S. Treasury Department issued today a joint advisory warning of North-Korean-backed threat actors using Maui ransomware …
Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
The FBI and MI5 issue a rare joint statement warning tech companies of China's large-scale state-sponsored hacking and a global network of agents to steal IP  —  Officials say Beijing employs large-scale hacking and global network of agents to steal Western technology; U.S. also warns about efforts to influence policy-making
Benjamin Pimentel / Protocol:
Binance.US names ex-Acorns CFO and COO Jasmine Lee as its CFO, as the company prepares for an IPO in the next two to three years  —  Binance.US has named a new CFO, sending a strong signal that the crypto company is gearing up to go public.  Jasmine Lee, who previously served as CFO …
Cheyenne Ligon / CoinDesk:
The US Office of Government Ethics issues a legal advisory barring federal workers who own crypto from working on cryptocurrency-related policy and regulation  —  A new legal advisory from the Office of Government Ethics bars federal workers who own crypto from working on policies that could influence the value of their digital assets.
Sankalp Phartiyal / Bloomberg:
India's anti-money laundering agency seizes ~$59M in bank accounts, cash, and gold bars belonging to Chinese phone maker Vivo's local unit and related companies  —  India's anti-money laundering agency said on Thursday it seized 4.65 billion rupees ($59 million) in bank accounts and cash …
More: Reuters
Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank's Rajeev Misra is stepping back from the organization but will remain CEO of the first Vision Fund; Misra has secured $6B+ for his own fund  —  Rajeev Misra is stepping back from his main roles at SoftBank Group Corp., marking the exit of one of the key architects …
Bloomberg:
Voyager Digital files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York, estimating it has 100,000+ creditors and $1B-$10B in assets; SBF's Alameda is its main creditor  —  Crypto broker Voyager Digital Ltd. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection just weeks after getting a lifeline …
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
A change to the proposed UK Online Safety Bill would stop platforms like YouTube and Facebook from taking down news content before letting the publisher appeal  —  Change to online safety bill will stop sites such as YouTube barring content instantly, following TalkRadio debacle
Bloomberg:
Tech companies are too slow at preventing users from spreading videos and images that analyze and celebrate mass shooters, potentially inspiring future attacks  —  Mass shooting events like the one that happened July 4 near Chicago typically set off an-all-too-common chain of procedures at tech companies …

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