September 6, 2022, 11:30 AM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google updates Chrome to address an actively exploited high-severity zero-day vulnerability in Mojo, its sixth patch for zero-day vulnerabilities in 2022  —  Google has released Chrome 105.0.5195.102 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to address a single high-severity security flaw …
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Signal appoints former Google manager Meredith Whittaker as its first president, helping shape strategy, comms, and policy  —  Meredith Whittaker, the former Google manager, is Signal's first president.  She is out to convince users to pay for the free app.
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 …
Cindy Cohn / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Peter Eckersley, who worked at EFF for 12 years, including as its chief computer scientist, and founded the Let's Encrypt certificate authority, has died at 43  —  With deep sadness, EFF mourns the loss of our friend, the technologist, activist, and cybersecurity expert Peter Eckersley.
A look at Russia's scramble to access semiconductors, transformers, and other high-tech parts for weapons, many of which are sanctioned, for the Ukraine war  —  It's the microchips that look set to get Vladimir Putin in the end.  Six months into its invasion of Ukraine …
Sony says longtime PlayStation hardware architect Masayasu Ito plans to retire on October 1; Ito joined Sony in 1986 and began working on consoles 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.
Vish Gain / Silicon Republic:
The EU launched its new San Francisco office to liaise with US tech companies and promote EU standards and technologies, digital policies, and governance models  —  The aim of the US office is to strengthen EU digital diplomacy.  It is headed by Gerard de Graaf, a key official who has worked on landmark tech laws.

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