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August 23, 2022, 12:50 PM

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Washington Post:
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:
Source: Elon Musk scheduled a deposition with Peiter Zatko before the complaint became public; Zatko's complaint accuses Twitter of “lying” to Musk about bots  —  Twitter's former security chief alleges that the company is hiding the ball when it comes to spam and bots
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Richard Lawler / The Verge:
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 …
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Estonia-based Ready Player Me, which helps build cross-world animated avatars, raised a $56M Series B led by a16z, following a $13M Series A in January 2022  —  Last week, Mark Zuckerberg was roundly mocked for the bad graphics in his preview of a new expansion of Horizon Worlds, Meta's metaverse effort.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Instagram is internally testing Candid Challenges, a BeReal-like feature that gives users two minutes to take and share a photo at a different time each day  —  Instagram is testing a new feature called Candid Challenges, which bears a striking resemblance to BeReal, a photo sharing app popular among …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Xiaolang Zhang, a former Apple employee accused of stealing Apple's car project trade secrets, pleads guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250K fine  —  - Xiaolang Zhang, a former Apple employee who was accused of stealing computer files with trade secrets about Apple's secretive car division …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is putting more ads in Outlook for iOS and Android for users of its free services; ads appear at the top of inbox and look like real emails  —  Free users can avoid most of them by using Focused Inbox  —  Microsoft has started putting more ads in Outlook mobile for iOS and Android in recent months.
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 many such partnerships as U.S. chip giant expands manufacturing, Intel CFO says
Monika Plaha / BBC:
An investigation uncovered a now-deleted subreddit where users were sharing, trading, and selling explicit images and private details of women without consent  —  Women are facing threats and blackmail from a mob of anonymous strangers after their personal details, intimate photos and videos …

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