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September 10, 2022, 2:15 PM

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Ben Munster / Decrypt:
A look at the two-day Crypto Policy Symposium, the world's first conference for crypto skeptics, from policymakers and journalists to disillusioned programmers  —  The Crypto Policy Symposium in London was a historic gathering of crypto skeptics—and nobody tried to sell me anything.
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Roblox plans to add age guidelines to its games and announces a new in-game ads system for brands to advertise via interactive billboards, posters, and more  —  And it's bringing digital billboards and age guidelines to do it  —  Roblox rode a wave of pandemic-era growth to a seven-fold value increase …
The Verge:
In a letter to Twitter, Elon Musk's legal team cites the company's ~$7M settlement with Peiter Zatko as a merger agreement violation and reason to end the deal  —  He sent a letter to Twitter on Friday  —  Elon Musk has sent a third letter to Twitter attempting to terminate his $44 billion acquisition of the company.
Nathan Grayson / Washington Post:
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announces that from now on, he will simultaneously stream on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter  —  The mainstays of Twitch's ‘Fortnite’ era recently made big moves.  The receptions were quite different.
Kenrick Cai / Forbes:
Sources: Stability AI, the startup behind Stable Diffusion, is in talks to raise $100M; Coatue proposed a $500M valuation and Lightspeed offered a $1B valuation  —  With the image generator Stable Diffusion, you can conjure within seconds a potrait of Beyoncé as if painted by Vincent van Gogh …
Jeanny Yu / Bloomberg:
Pinduoduo's net income more than tripled in Q2 2022 and its shares soared 43% over the past month, as the company emerges as a big winner amid China's lockdowns  —  As Chinese consumers curb their spending in a pandemic-stricken economy, one discount e-commerce firm is emerging as a clear stock-market winner.
Matthew S. Burriesci / Meta:
Meta unveils Pseudonymized Facebook Identifiers, which combine timestamps and Facebook Identifiers, to make it harder for attackers to scrape unauthorized data  —  Takeaways  — We changed how we use Facebook Identifiers (FBIDs) after we observed that unauthorized scraping often involves …
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