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September 9, 2022, 12:10 PM

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Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
Some ex-staff say Patreon laid off its entire security team this week, raising concerns among users, but Patreon says the layoffs will not impact its security  —  Patreon laid off its security team this week, according to several former employees, sparking cybersecurity concerns among users …
Anton Shilov / Tom's Hardware:
Intel reveals its Arc Alchemist desktop GPU specifications for demanding, budget, and casual gamers; the top model will have 32 Xe cores and 16GB of GDDR6 RAM  —  Specifications of Intel's A770, A750, and A580.  —  the specifications of all of its Arc Alchemist A-series discrete graphics cards for desktop PCs.
Travis M. Andrews / Washington Post:
Streaming television is going through an existential crisis as users cancel services and creators fear having their show or movie deleted on an executive's whim  —  Missing archives, less ambitious programming, higher prices: Creators and subscribers say they're seeing the fallout from television's big revolution
Ben Brody / Protocol:
The White House unveils six proposals for tech policy reform aimed at competition, algorithms, and safety on social platforms, and suggests Section 230 changes  —  The White House on Thursday praised “bipartisan interest in Congress in passing legislation to protect privacy” …
Financial Times:
Citing national security risks, GOP lawmakers warn Apple against procuring memory chips for iPhones from China's YMTC; Apple says it's evaluating usage in China  —  Tech company accused of ‘playing with fire’ if it buys data storage components from YMTC  —  Republican lawmakers have warned Apple …
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Aisha S Gani / Bloomberg:
Revolut launches a one-click payment feature, starting with Shopify, Prestashop, WH Smith, and others  —  Revolut Ltd. is launching a one-click payment feature in a bid to rival PayPal Inc. and other tech giants at online checkouts.  —  Revolut Pay has signed up retailers including Shopify Inc. …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
FTX Ventures buys 30% of Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital for an undisclosed amount; SkyBridge will use some of the funds to buy $40M in cryptocurrencies  —  SkyBridge will invest some of the funds into crypto assets for its balance sheet.  —  FTX Ventures, the investment arm …
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
A White House report proposes outright restrictions on proof-of-work mechanisms if US crypto mining companies fail to reduce the industry's environmental impact  —  - The White House encouraged a broad policy push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and urged the use of clean energy by U.S. crypto mining companies.

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