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August 11, 2022, 2:10 PM

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Felix Krause:
A detailed look at how Facebook and Instagram for iOS open links with a custom in-app browser, letting Meta track every interaction including entering passwords  —  The iOS Instagram and Facebook app render all third party links and ads within their app using a custom in-app browser.
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
The US FTC seeks public comment on federal online privacy rules, which could take years to enact, and is considering various paths, such as focusing on children  —  Lack of a broad federal law has become a growing concern as online platforms and others amass troves of consumers' search data and other information
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
Ethereum's third and final proof-of-stake test merge goes live on the Goerli test network, a dress rehearsal for the mainnet merge planned for September 2022  —  - Ethereum has passed the final test for proof of stake merge on Goerli.  — The event served as a dress rehearsal for the eventual mainnet merge planned in September.
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Google says Search info snippets will use its latest AI model, Multitask Unified Model, to find consensus in results and expands its “About this result” tool  —  You know that highlighted piece of text at the very top of a Google search results page when you look up a piece of information?
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Meta tests expanding the number of E2EE chats and a backup feature in Messenger, and promises to roll out default E2EE messages and calls globally in 2023  —  The company says an expansion of privacy features in Messenger is unrelated to a high-profile Nebraska abortion case.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Cisco confirms the Yanluowang ransomware group breached its network in May 2022; Yanluowang claimed to have stolen 2.75GB of data, or ~3.1K files including NDAs  —  Cisco confirmed today that the Yanluowang ransomware group breached its corporate network in late May and that the actor tried …
Twitter:
Twitter outlines its Civic Integrity Policy ahead of the 2022 US midterm elections, including redesigned tweet labels and “prebunks” for misleading narratives  —  Twitter is the place to find real-time, reliable information about the 2022 midterms - whether you're looking …
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft and CISA warn users about DogWalk, a now-patched actively exploited RCE vulnerability in Windows 7, 10, 11, and Server 2008 through 2022  —  The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added two more flaws to its catalog of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities, based on evidence of active exploitation.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Disney hit 221.1M global streaming subscribers in Q3, surpassing Netflix's 220.7M in Q3; Disney+ had 152.1M subscribers, Hulu had 46.2M, and ESPN+ had 22.8M  —  The Walt Disney Company reported on Wednesday that total Disney+ subscriptions rose to 152.1 million during the company's third-quarter, posting better-than-expected results.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
The US FEC approves Google's proposal to keep campaign emails from being marked as spam, after GOP lawmakers said Gmail was censoring right-wing emails  —  It's good news for Republicans facing falling fundraising  —  On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission approved a new proposal …
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Coinbase disclosed in its latest quarterly filing that the US SEC is investigating its token listing processes, staking programs, and yield-generating products  —  The company told investors it has received “investigative subpoenas” from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Bloomberg:
CryptoCompare: Coinbase's share of global spot trading volume among the top 15 crypto exchanges fell from 10.7% in January to 6.3% in July  —  The doubling of Coinbase Global Inc.'s stock since the end of June is masking one of the biggest concerns for investors — the largest US cryptocurrency exchange is losing ground.
Rebecca Elliott / Wall Street Journal:

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