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 …
Kevin T. Dugan / New York Magazine:
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.
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.
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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