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August 23, 2022, 7:00 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
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 …
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
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 …
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 …
Forbes:
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
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
Bloomberg:
Sources: Meta learned the FTC opposed its Within acquisition via a tweet; the FTC says Meta met with each of the commissioners before the complaint was filed  —  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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