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August 9, 2022, 4:20 AM

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Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert / Insider:
Meta's BlenderBot 3 chatbot, released in the US on August 5, repeats antisemitic stereotypes, claims Donald Trump is the current US president, and more  —  - Meta's new machine-learning chatbot, BlenderBot 3, is the company's most advanced AI chatbot to date.
Kollen Post / The Block:
The US Treasury sanctions crypto mixing service Tornado Cash and 44 related ETH and USDC wallets, citing their use in high-profile hacks, such as by North Korea  —  - The Treasury is sanctioning DeFi mixing service, Tornado Cash.  — The move is the agency's second sanction of a mixing service.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
WhatsApp now lets users delete a private or group chat message up to two days and 12 hours after sending it; before, users had 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds  —  While iMessage is getting the option to “unsend” messages for the first time with iOS 16 beta, WhatsApp already provides a similar feature.
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Twilio discloses “unauthorized access” on August 4 by a “sophisticated” unknown actor using an SMS-based phishing attack on staff to gain info on some accounts  —  Communications giant Twilio has confirmed hackers accessed customer data after successfully tricking employees …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iOS 16 beta 5 adds an option to show the battery percentage in the status bar on some iPhones, after Apple removed it for notched models at the iPhone X's debut  —  The battery percentage has finally been added back to the status bar with today's release of iOS 16 beta 5.
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Kate Park / TechCrunch:
Crypto.com says it secured registrations to operate as a virtual asset service provider in South Korea, and acquires two local startups for undisclosed amounts  —  Singapore-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com has acquired two startups in South Korea — payment service provider PnLink …

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