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August 24, 2022, 5:35 PM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple announces an event on September 7 at 10am PT, called “Far Out”, where it is expected to announce the iPhone 14 lineup, Watch Series 8, and more  —  - The launch will be streamed on Apple's website and YouTube.  — Apple is expected to release four new iPhone models that will likely be called the iPhone 14.
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
A profile of Peiter Zatko, aka Mudge, who worked at DARPA, Google, and Stripe before Twitter, and was a member of hacker groups L0pht and Cult of the Dead Cow  —  From the L0pht and Cult of the Dead Cow to DARPA and Google, Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko took unorthodox approaches to ‘make a dent in the universe’
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Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Plex tells users to reset passwords immediately after a hacker accessed some data, including emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords  —  Plex users may want to change their passwords as soon as they're able.  The digital media player and streaming service said a bad actor had infiltrated …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple says iPadOS will “ship after iOS” this fall as version 16.1, skipping iPadOS 16, a break from releasing iOS and iPadOS updates concurrently  —  Apple this morning is rolling out iPadOS 16.1 beta to enrolled developer devices.  It's a break from the standard release cadence …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Kharishar Kahfi / The Block:
The Ethereum Foundation says it will begin the Merge on September 6, split into two parts, the second running between September 10-20  —  - The Bellatrix upgrade for The Merge is set for September 6, and Paris will follow several days later.  — Node operators must download clients updates before the Bellatrix upgrade is activated.
Adrienne So / Wired:
Fitbit announces the entry-level $100 Inspire 3, with claimed 10-day battery life, alongside the $230 Versa 4 and $300 Sense 2; none run Google's Wear OS 3  —  The slim, attractive updates to the Inspire, Versa, and Sense trackers do not run Google's latest wearable operating system.  Honestly, that's fine.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Facebook fixes a bizarre bug that filled user feeds with endless posts from celebrity accounts for over three hours  —  Followers are posting memes to take advantage of the carnage  —  Facebook is currently experiencing a bizarre bug that's filling user feeds with endless posts from celebrity accounts.
Stanford Internet Observatory:
Researchers detail a five-year influence operation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others to spread pro-US narratives in the Middle East and Central Asia  —  Stanford Internet Observatory collaborated with Graphika to analyze a large network of accounts removed from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in our latest report.
Washington Post:
Dune Analytics: so far, Tether is not blocking Tornado Cash accounts, potentially violating US Treasury sanctions; Tether says it has not received a request  —  The decision by Tether, the issuer of the world's largest stablecoin, signals broader industry resistance to the Treasury Department's sanctioning of Tornado Cash

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