August 25, 2022, 2:00 AM

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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.
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Peiter Zatko will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 13 to examine his allegations of widespread security failures at Twitter  —  Peiter Zatko will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month pursuant to a subpoena  —  Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko …
At an all-hands, Twitter's executives pushed back against Peiter Zatko's complaint, with CEO Parag Agrawal saying a “false narrative” has been created  —  Twitter whistleblower alleges the company has reckless and negligent cybersecurity policies that pose a national security risk
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Ireland's DPC and France's CNIL are investigating Peiter Zatko's allegations about Twitter, following his complaint that referenced EU regulators  —  The explosive Twitter whistleblower complaint that was made public yesterday — detailing a raft of damning allegations across security …
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Internal memo: Amazon will stop offering Amazon Care at the end of 2022, after determining that it wasn't “the right long-term solution” for enterprise clients  —  Amazon will stop offering its Amazon Care primary health-care services at the end of this year, according to an internal memo …
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.
Stanford Internet Observatory:
Researchers detail a pro-US, five-year influence operation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms 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.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q2 revenue up 3% YoY to $6.7B vs. $8.1B est., gaming department revenue down 33% YoY to $2.04B, and Q3 revenue guidance of $5.9B, vs. $6.95B est.  —  - Nvidia reported second quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations for revenue and earnings per share.
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 …
Microsoft's Phil Spencer says he's encouraged by progress toward Activision Blizzard deal approval and believes exclusive games made for one platform are fading  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Phil Spencer, chief executive officer of gaming, said he's encouraged by the progress made in discussions …

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