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August 23, 2022, 10:00 PM

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Whistleblower complaint: Twitter's ex-head of security Peiter Zatko alleges the company misled the FTC over its security plans, did not protect users, and more  —  In an explosive whistleblower complaint obtained by The Washington Post, former Twitter security chief Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko alleges …
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Washington Post:
Experts say Elon Musk's legal team could use Peiter Zatko's whistleblower complaint to bolster its arguments or seek more time in its suit against Twitter  —  Twitter's former security chief alleges that the company is hiding the ball when it comes to spam and bots
Reuters:
Peiter Zatko's whistleblower complaint alleges India forced Twitter to hire one of its agents, who could have accessed sensitive user data due to weak security  —  A former Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) security chief has alleged that the Indian government forced the social media firm to put …
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Amazon unveils Alexa Game Control, a natural language voice tool for gamers to perform in-game actions, launching Feb. 2023 on Xbox and PC with Dead Island 2  —  Dead Island 2 will be the first game to feature Alexa Game Control, but only on Xbox and PC  —  Amazon is launching …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Yelp will add a note on crisis pregnancy center pages to distinguish them from clinics with abortion services, amid pressure on Google to clarify search results  —  Yelp is adding a prominent consumer notice to crisis pregnancy center listings to more clearly distinguish them from clinics …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Court filing: the FTC agrees to drop Mark Zuckerberg as a defendant in a suit to block Meta's Within acquisition after Meta vowed he wouldn't buy it personally  —  The agency said it made the decision after Meta promised Mr. Zuckerberg would not try to personally purchase the start-up his company wants to acquire.
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Sergio Goschenko / Bitcoin News:
Binance's CCO says hackers used an “AI hologram” to impersonate him during video calls to scam crypto projects into believing they would be listed on Binance  —  A set of hackers managed to impersonate Binance chief communications officer (CCO) Patrick Hillmann in a series …
Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal:
Intel signs an unusual $30B agreement with Canadian asset manager Brookfield to help fund its factory expansion plans; the companies will split future revenue  —  Funding arrangement could be first of a series of such partnerships as chip maker builds new plants  —  Chips Act Will Create More Than One Million Jobs, Biden Says
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to begin manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India about two months after its release, shortening the production gap between India and China  —  Apple Inc. plans to begin manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India about two months after the product's initial release out of China …

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