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July 16, 2022, 8:30 AM

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Jef Feeley / Bloomberg:
Filing: Elon Musk's lawyers say Twitter is unfairly pushing for a “warp speed” four-day trial in September and ask for a court date in February 2023 or later  —  Elon Musk's lawyers say Twitter Inc. officials are unfairly pushing for a “warp speed” trial over claims …
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
SEC filing: Twitter's board invites shareholders to a special meeting to vote on Elon Musk's acquisition and unanimously recommends they approve the deal  —  - In an SEC filing on Friday, Twitter told investors that approving the company's sale to Elon Musk is the only remaining step in satisfying the merger agreement.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft moves to a three-year release cycle for major versions of Windows, with new features to the current version shipping up to four times a year  —  The new Windows roadmap.  —  Microsoft is shifting to a new engineering schedule for Windows which will see the company return …
Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
TikTok says its global CSO Roland Cloutier will step down in September to take an advisory role, and that the move is not related to security concerns in the US  —  Roland Cloutier to take advisory role; Kim Albarella, head of security risk, tapped as interim CSO
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Study: as the war persists, Meta has responded fairly effectively to Russian propaganda flagged by Ukrainian officials, while YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn lag  —  As the war rages on, a new report finds that YouTube and Twitter are ignoring requests to take down hate and disinformation targeting Ukrainians
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel proposes a US broadband standard of 100Mbps down and 20Mbps up; the proposal requires a vote in the currently deadlocked FCC  —  Pai FCC said 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up was enough—Rosenworcel proposes 100/20Mbps.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Boston-based Robin, which makes office reservation software, has raised a $30M Series C led by Tola Capital, bringing its total funding to more than $59M  —  Thanks to the pandemic, teams are more distributed than ever.  For some companies, that's led to a disconnect between lower-level employees …
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Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
A look at DARPA's SocialCyber, a project that combines sociology with AI to protect open-source communities and the code they create from malicious campaigns  —  Open-source code runs on every computer on the planet—and keeps America's critical infrastructure going.  DARPA is worried about how well it can be trusted

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