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September 7, 2022, 12:00 PM

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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
A Delaware judge rules Elon Musk cannot delay the October trial over his Twitter acquisition but allows claims by Peiter Zatko to be added to the case  —  But he can add whistleblower claims to his lawsuit  —  A Delaware court has denied billionaire Elon Musk's attempt to push …
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Cloudflare belatedly banning Kiwi Farms demonstrates the “stochastic terrorism loophole”, offering groups cover as long as no one explicitly calls for murder  —  On platforms and the stochastic terrorism loophole  —  I.  —  Kiwi Farms is a nearly 10-year-old web forum …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter says users can edit tweets up to five times in 30 minutes and Twitter Blue subscribers in New Zealand will get the feature first  —  Twitter announced a much-anticipated feature last week — the ability to edit tweets.  The company said that once the feature is available users …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
As gambling becomes legitimized across the US, a look at the rise of gambling on smartphones, leading some to financial catastrophe and addiction  —  Financial catastrophe is now only a few clicks away, a problem that is showing quiet signs of becoming a crisis.  “I can't just get rid of my phone,” one problem gambler says.
Bloomberg:
US Senator Amy Klobuchar, the AICO's primary sponsor, says an “incredible onslaught of money” to fund ads against the bill has been an obstacle to passing it  —  An “incredible onslaught of money” against a landmark bill meant to rein in the power of the biggest US technology companies …
Associated Press:
Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran and expels embassy staff over a major cyberattack in July 2022, which shut down numerous government digital services  —  Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled the country's embassy staff over a major cyberattack nearly two months ago …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google confirms the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro run on a “Tensor G2” SoC, bringing “personalized features” to photos, videos, security, and speech recognition  —  Ahead of October's Pixel 7 launch event, Google has confirmed that their next series of phone will run on the second-generation “Tensor G2” chip.
Neirin Gray Desai / Rest of World:
How Minecraft's ban on NFTs impacted the play-to-earn Critterz NFT community, some of whom bought in for thousands of dollars and earned hundreds per month  —  Kids in the Philippines were earning hundreds of dollars from a play-to-earn Minecraft game, until new rules sent the community into a tailspin.
Bloomberg:
In a Code Conference interview, Sundar Pichai says Google is “pro-competitive”, citing Microsoft, Apple, and TikTok as examples in different businesses  —  Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google parent Alphabet Inc., defended the internet-search giant against claims …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Filing: Vermont says Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky repeatedly misled investors about the lender's finances and used its own CEL token to bolster its balance sheet  —  The crypto lender admitted in a recent creditor call that it could not earn enough revenue to support its yields, the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation said.
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan / The Information:
Internal memo: Meta plans to eliminate Instagram's Shopping page and test a simpler and less personalized version known as Tab Lite over the next few months  —  Instagram is planning to drastically scale back its shopping features, the company told Instagram staffers on Tuesday …

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