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August 24, 2022, 10:45 AM

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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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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:
iPadOS 16.1 beta code indicates that iOS 16.1 could let users delete the Wallet app, following EU antitrust concerns over Apple Pay  —  Apple on Tuesday surprised developers with the release of both iOS 16.0 beta 7 and iPadOS 16.1 beta 1.  And while neither update comes with significant changes …
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 …
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.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Amazon unveils Alexa Game Control, a natural language voice tool for gamers to perform in-game actions, arriving February 2023 on Xbox and PC with Dead Island 2  —  Dead Island 2 will be the first game to feature Alexa Game Control, but only on Xbox and PC  —  Amazon is launching …
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.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press:
A look at Intel's challenges in building its $20B Ohio chip fabs, set to open in 2025, including finding 7,000 construction workers during a local building boom  —  Ohio's largest-ever economic development project comes with a big employment challenge: how to find 7,000 construction workers …
Joe Coscarelli / New York Times:
Capitol Music Group severs ties with FN Meka, a virtual “robot rapper” powered partly by AI with 10M+ TikTok followers, after backlash over racial stereotypes  —  The record company apologized to “the Black community” for insensitivity in promoting an AI-backed artist that critics said was …
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 …

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