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July 8, 2022, 9:00 AM

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Washington Post:
Sources: Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter is in serious jeopardy as his team concluded that spam account figures aren't verifiable using Twitter's data firehose  —  Talks with investors have cooled in recent weeks and Musk's camp believes it can't confirm Twitter's claims about spam accounts
Reuters:
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
A former manager sues Celsius for fraud, saying that the crypto lender ran a Ponzi scheme by using customer deposits to rig the price of its own crypto token  —  A former investment manager at Celsius Network sued the crypto lender on Thursday, saying it used customer deposits to rig the price …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft rolls back a decision to block VBA macro scripts by default in Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Word, based on customer “feedback”  —  While Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would block VBA macros on downloaded documents by default …
Matt Berg / Politico:
Secret Service Director James Murray steps down and will join Snap as chief security officer, reporting directly to Evan Spiegel  —  U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray will retire after serving in the high-ranking post for three years, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement on Thursday.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
The US Treasury Department publishes a framework for international crypto regulation, the first publication to result from Biden's EO on digital assets  —  The document is the first publication to result from U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order on digital assets.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Netflix rolls out spatial audio to all devices and to all subscribers, currently available for season four of Stranger Things, The Witcher, and more  —  Today, Netflix announced that it is bringing spatial audio to all devices with the aim of enhancing the listening experience throughout its catalog of original titles.
CNBC:
GameStop fires CFO Mike Recupero and is laying off staff across departments; a source says chairman Ryan Cohen pushed out Recupero  —  - GameStop has fired its Chief Financial Officer, Mike Recupero.  — It's making staff cuts across departments as part of an effort to turn around the videogame retailer.
Andrew Mendez / TechCrunch:
SpaceX debuts Starlink Maritime, a yacht-focused satellite internet service with speeds up to 350 Mbps, for $5K/month and a $10K one-time hardware fee  —  Having conquered orbit, SpaceX's next venue seems to be the high seas, through a special yacht-focused sub-brand of its satellite internet service called Starlink Maritime.

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