September 6, 2022, 1:25 PM

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Carly Page / TechCrunch:
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the US with 600,000+ students, says a ransomware attack over the weekend disrupted its operations  —  The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack that is causing ongoing technical disruptions.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces an in-person Pixel hardware event for October 6 at 10am ET in Brooklyn, where the company will detail the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch  —  Google this morning announced that it will be hosting its Pixel hardware event on Thursday, October 6.
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Signal appoints former Google manager Meredith Whittaker as its first president, to guide strategy, communications, and policy; she plans to focus on donations  —  Meredith Whittaker, the former Google manager, is Signal's first president.  She is out to convince users to pay for the free app.
Peter Frontini / Reuters:
Brazil orders Apple to stop selling iPhones without a charger in the country and fines the company ~$2.38M, citing “deliberate” discrimination against consumers  —  Brazil's government on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to stop selling iPhones without a battery charger in the country …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google updates Chrome to address an actively exploited high-severity zero-day vulnerability in Mojo runtime libraries, its sixth Chrome zero-day patch in 2022  —  Google has released Chrome 105.0.5195.102 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to address a single high-severity security flaw …
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Meta announces its Connect conference will be held virtually on October 11, where it is expected to debut its next high-end VR headset  —  Meta Connect is on for October 11th, 2022 as a one-day virtual event with announcements outlining the company's next steps in VR and AR.
Cindy Cohn / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Peter Eckersley, who worked at EFF for 12 years, including as its chief computer scientist, and founded the free Let's Encrypt certificate authority, dies at 43  —  With deep sadness, EFF mourns the loss of our friend, the technologist, activist, and cybersecurity expert Peter Eckersley.
Zurich-based, which runs the 21Shares crypto investment service, has raised $25M led by Marshall Wace at a $2B post-money valuation  —  Crypto investment product firm, the parent of 21Shares, said on Tuesday it had raised $25 million in a funding round led by Marshall Wace that valued the company at $2 billion.
Russia is scrambling to buy semiconductors, transformers, transistors, and other tech parts for weapons, many of which are sanctioned, for its Ukraine war  —  It's the microchips that look set to get Vladimir Putin in the end.  Six months into its invasion of Ukraine, Russia is being throttled …
Sony says longtime PlayStation hardware architect Masayasu Ito plans to retire on October 1; Ito joined Sony in 1986 and moved to the console division in 2000  —  Sony Group Corp.'s PlayStation unit is set to lose its longtime hardware architect Masayasu Ito, who will retire at the end of this month.
Lauren Hirsch / New York Times:
CVS Health plans to acquire Signify Health, which offers analytics and tech to help 10,000 doctors provide in-home care to 2.5M US patients, for around $8B  —  The deal for Signify Health, which has a network of doctors who make home visits, would cement the drugstore chain's move away from its traditional roots.
Iris Deng / South China Morning Post:
Huawei launches the Mate 50 series, the first smartphones to link with China's BeiDou global satellite navigation system, on sale without 5G for ~$720 to ~$980  —  Huawei Technologies Co on Tuesday launched its new flagship Mate 50-series smartphones that support satellite communications …
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
The US Commerce Department releases its plan for the $50B CHIPS Act: $28B for grants and loans, $10B for expanded manufacturing, and $11B for R&D  —  The Commerce Department issued guidelines for companies angling to receive federal funding aimed at bolstering the domestic semiconductor industry.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Source: a holding company created by merging PrismHR and Vensure acquires HR startup Namely, which raised $200M+ from Sequoia and others  —  Three providers of human resources software and services have become one, Axios has learned. … - Both PrismHR and VES are backed by private equity firm Stone Point Capital.

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