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August 19, 2022, 10:00 PM

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Michael McSweeney / The Block:
FDIC issues cease-and-desist letters to FTX US and four other crypto firms over making “false representations” that their crypto products might be FDIC-insured  —  - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) said Friday that it sent cease-and-desist letters to five crypto companies …
Patricia Hernandez / Kotaku:
Zuckerberg responds to the mockery of the Horizon Worlds selfie, saying it was taken quickly to celebrate a launch and promises major updates to avatar graphics  —  Earlier this week was supposed to be a celebratory time for the folks at Meta, as its reality-devouring project Horizon Worlds was now available in more countries.
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Richard Nieva / Forbes:
Report: TikTok's in-app browser injects JavaScript that can track users' keystrokes and taps into websites; TikTok confirms the code but says it's for debugging  —  When TikTok users enter a website through a link on the app, TikTok inserts code that can monitor much of their activity …
Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Six ex-Amazon Care employees criticize the company's fast and frugal ways, including prioritizing pleasing patients over providing the best standard of care  —  ‘Amazon Care’ was treating patients long before the company bought One Medical, but its fast and frugal approach has proven a tough fit for some health professionals
Ivan Levingston / Bloomberg:
Just Eat sells its 33% stake in Latin American joint venture iFood to Prosus for $1.8B; Prosus will now fully own the Brazilian food delivery company  —  Just Eat Takeaway.com NV agreed to sell its 33% stake in Latin American joint venture iFood to Prosus NV for as much as 1.8 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
The US House approved a budget amendment in July requiring the DoD to disclose smartphone or web browsing data purchases; Senate still needs to approve it  —  The House approved a little-discussed budget amendment requiring the Pentagon to make its data purchases public.  Now the Senate will decide its fate.
TechCrunch:
Keen Technologies, an artificial general intelligence startup from ex-Oculus CTO John Carmack, raised $20M led by ex-GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and Daniel Gross  —  John Carmack, the game developer who co-founded id Software and served as Oculus's CTO, is working on a new venture — and has already attracted capital from some big names.
Annie Burky / Fierce Healthcare:
KeyCare, which is developing a telehealth service that works with medical records provider Epic Systems, has raised a $24M Series A  —  KeyCare, the only telehealth platform developed with medical records provider Epic Systems, nabbed $24 million in series A funding.
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