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August 15, 2022, 2:30 AM

Top News

Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Ahead of US midterms, a look at TikTok's struggles to keep misinformation off of its platform during foreign elections, like in Australia and France this year  —  The fast-growing platform's poor track record during recent voting abroad does not bode well for elections in the U.S., researchers said.
David McCabe / New York Times:
A look at the growing bipartisan scrutiny of TikTok in the US; email: House officials told staff they did not recommend using the app, citing security concerns  —  National security concerns over the Chinese-owned viral video app remain unresolved.  Lawmakers and regulators are increasingly pushing for action.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple ads team lead Todd Teresi is now reporting directly to Eddy Cue and wants to increase the group's ad revenues from $4B a year to double digits  —  Apple is set to expand ads to new areas of your iPhone and iPad in search of its next big revenue driver.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Uber plans to end its free loyalty program Uber Rewards on November 1, 2022, to focus on its new Uber One membership program for $10 per month or $100 per year  —  You have until October 31st to spend your leftover Uber Rewards points  —  Uber is ending its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Dutch authorities arrest a Tornado Cash developer suspected of involvement in concealing money laundering, two days after the US sanctioned the crypto mixer  —  - The Tornado Cash developer arrested by Dutch authorities on Wednesday is Alexey Pertsev, his wife has confirmed to The Block.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Stable Diffusion, a DALL-E 2-like system now available to 1K+ researchers, raises tricky ethical questions by allowing depictions of public figures and more  —  DALL-E 2, OpenAI's powerful text-to-image AI system, can create photos in the style of cartoonists, 19th century daguerreotypists, stop-motion animators and more.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
New York City-based Kumospace, which offers video chat and remote work tools with a “virtual office” feel, has raised a $21M Series A led by Lightspeed  —  After more than two years of remote work, many employees have no interest in returning to the office — at least not without good reason.

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