August 23, 2022, 6:35 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:
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
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 …
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
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 …
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 …
Anita Ramaswamy / TechCrunch:
Orange DAO, a group of over 1,000 Y Combinator alumni that backs Web3 startups, raises $80M, mainly from strategic investors Algorand and Near  —  Groups of people seeking to invest together have been turning to the crypto-native DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) structure for a collective decision-making framework.
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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
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 …
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Twitch lifts its long-standing partner exclusivity requirement, letting partners stream on YouTube, Facebook Live, and other platforms with some conditions  —  Partners will be able to stream on other platforms but multicasting will be limited to mobile platforms like TikTok
Sources: Meta learned the FTC opposed its Within acquisition via a tweet, highlighting Lina Khan's more adversarial stance; the FTC never sought sworn testimony  —  Meta Platforms Inc. learned that the US Federal Trade Commission was suing the company over one of its smaller acquisitions via a Twitter post.

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