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August 10, 2022, 10:05 AM

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Jason Koebler / VICE:
Served with warrants, Meta gave a teen's Messenger chats to Nebraska authorities, who charged her and her mother with breaking laws related to an abortion  —  Motherboard has obtained court documents that show Facebook gave police a teenager's private chats about her abortion.
Meta:
Meta says the warrants in the Nebraska case didn't mention abortion, only the burning and burial of a stillborn, came before Roe's reversal, and had a gag order  —  Much of the reporting about Meta's role in a criminal case against a mother and daughter in Nebraska is plain wrong.
Rebecca Elliott / Wall Street Journal:
Filings: Elon Musk sold around 7.9M Tesla shares, worth nearly $7B, between Friday and Tuesday, likely to preempt a judge forcing his Twitter acquisition  —  The billionaire suggested stock sales were aimed at avoiding a fire sale if forced to buy the social-media company
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cloudflare says some employees fell for an SMS phishing scam, but the company's hardware MFA keys stopped the hackers from accessing its internal network  —  Unusually resourced threat actor has targeted multiple companies in recent days.  —  At least two security-sensitive companies …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung debuts Galaxy Z Fold 4 with 6.2" and 6.7" displays, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 12GB RAM, 256GB+ storage, and 50MP camera, available to pre-order for $1,799  —  Minor camera and software improvements, big $1,799 price tag  —  Samsung, purveyor of the only serious foldables available on a global scale …
Nirave Gondhia / XDA Developers:
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Coinbase misses with Q2 revenue down 64% YoY to $808.3M, vs. $832.2M est., a $1.1B net loss, trading volume down 53% YoY to $217B, and 9M MTUs; stock falls ~5%  —  - Coinbase's revenue declined almost 64% in the quarter as cryptocurrency prices fell.  — The exchange operator lowered its full-year forecast for transacting users.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 4, featuring the same 1.9" and 6.7" displays alongside battery and camera upgrades and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, starting at $999  —  As expected, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 4 — but the phone's greatest improvements might come through upgrades to software, not specs.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Florence Ion / Gizmodo:
Samsung announces $230 Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with a smaller form factor, improved active noise cancellation, 24-bit Hi-Fi audio, and more; pre-orders start today  —  New buds alert!  Samsung has announced the second-generation Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in tandem with its latest batch of foldables.
Bloomberg:
A jury finds former Twitter employee Ahmad Abouammo guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia by turning over Saudi dissidents' account data in exchange for bribes  —  A former Twitter Inc. employee was convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia by turning over personal information of platform users …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google launches Get The Message, a campaign to pressure Apple to support RCS over SMS/MMS, highlighting low-resolution photos and videos, no e2ee, and more  —  For the past year, Google has been increasingly calling out Apple for not adopting RCS (Rich Communication Services) on the iPhone.
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Samsung debuts $280 Galaxy Watch 5 and $450 Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, both with a touch bezel and improved BioActive sensor; pre-orders open today  —  It's also aiming for the Garmin crowd with the Watch 5 Pro  —  After weeks of leaks and rumors, Samsung finally announced the $279.99 Galaxy Watch 5 …
New York Times:
Sources: Walmart has held talks with Paramount, Disney, and Comcast, as the retailer explores bundling a streaming service into its Walmart+ membership program  —  The retail giant is exploring bundling a streaming service into its Walmart+ membership program.
Bloomberg:
Sources: the US DOJ is preparing to sue Google over its ad market business as soon as September, as the DOJ's antitrust division lawyers interview publishers  —  The US Justice Department is preparing to sue Google as soon as next month, according to people familiar with the matter …
Reuters:
A report from Iran's Tasnim agency says the country paid for its first import order using cryptocurrency this week, worth $10M, helping circumvent US sanctions  —  Iran made its first official import order using cryptocurrency this week, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported on Tuesday …
CoinDesk:
An anonymous Tornado Cash user sent ETH to high-profile crypto users, such as Jimmy Fallon and Brian Armstrong, from a sanctioned address, likely to troll them  —  An anonymous crypto user sent small amounts of ether from a sanctioned Tornado Cash address to celebrities and prominent crypto figures on Tuesday.
Tom Matsuda / The Block:
Layer 1 blockchain Injective, which focuses on DeFi, raised $40M in a private token sale led by Jump Crypto  —  - Injective, a layer 1 blockchain focused on decentralized finance uses cases, has raised $40 million in a round led by Jump Crypto.  — BH Digital, the crypto division …
More: CoinDesk and TechCrunch
Kosaku Narioka / Wall Street Journal:
After suffering huge losses, SoftBank plans to reduce its Alibaba stake from 23.7% as of June 30 to 14.6%, raising around $34B in the current quarter  —  Japanese tech investor has been reducing its ties to the Chinese e-commerce company and using holdings to raise cash
Russell Redman / Supermarket News:
Amazon plans to expand its Amazon One palm-recognition payment service to 65+ Whole Foods locations in California in the coming weeks, its first broad rollout  —  Palm-recognition payment service to expand to another 65-plus locations  —  Amazon has stepped up its rollout of the Amazon …

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