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August 26, 2022, 8:05 AM

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The Verge:
T-Mobile and SpaceX partner to let customers in areas lacking T-Mobile service use Starlink for SMS, MMS, and “select messaging apps” in some markets in 2023  —  “Coverage Above and Beyond” promises to bring an end to dead zones  —  T-Mobile says it's getting rid …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
LastPass says a hacker stole portions of its source code and “proprietary LastPass technical information” two weeks ago, but users' master passwords are safe  —  Password management firm LastPass was hacked two weeks ago, allowing threat actors to steal the company's source code and proprietary technical information.
New York Times:
A federal judge ruled Cleveland State University violated the Fourth Amendment when it used monitoring software to scan a student's bedroom before a remote test  —  A federal judge said Cleveland State University violated the Fourth Amendment when it used software to scan a student's bedroom …
Twitter:
Twitter rolls out podcast integration into its redesigned Spaces Tab, starting with some English-speaking users globally on iOS and Android  —  Twitter helps people connect with unique and compelling voices around the world.  With podcasts, we're taking that connection to a whole new level.
Tom Hals / Reuters:
A judge orders Twitter to give Elon Musk data from 9,000 accounts sampled in Q4 to estimate spam and bot users but rejects his other demands as “absurdly broad”  —  A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) to turn over some data sought by Elon Musk in his legal battle …
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Turner Wright / Cointelegraph:
Coinbase launches a voter registration tool; Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad says lawmakers elected in the US midterms will make “key decisions” on crypto  —  Faryar Shirzad said staying engaged and informed was critical, given candidates who win in the 2022 U.S. midterms …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
The iPhone's Lockdown Mode disables several features, including loading custom fonts, making it easy for websites to identify that a visitor is using the mode  —  Lockdown Mode disables a series of features that can be used to hack iPhone users.  But the lack of these features also makes …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Heroku plans to stop offering free plans and shut down free services on November 28 and begin deleting inactive accounts on October 26, due to “fraud and abuse”  —  After offering them for over a decade, Heroku today announced that it will eliminate all of its free services — pushing users to paid plans.

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