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August 23, 2022, 10:15 AM

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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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Jane Croft / Financial Times:
Sony faces a UK class action lawsuit, seeking up to £5B, over claims it breached competition laws by overcharging PlayStation customers, covering 8.9M gamers  —  Company is being sued over allegations it overcharged millions of customers  —  Sony PlayStation is being sued …
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 …
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 …
Nicholas Kitonyi / NFTgators:
Dune Analytics: Nike's NFT sales have generated $185M, followed by Dolce & Gabbana with $25.7M, Tiffany with $12.6M, Gucci with $11.6M, and Adidas with $10.9M  —  Call it FOMO or just a passing fad, but businesses like Nike, Dolce & Gabbana, Tiffany, Gucci, and Adidas are reaping millions from NFTs.

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