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September 11, 2022, 1:50 PM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers discover a strain of Linux malware, Shikitega, that uses polymorphic encoding and abuses legitimate cloud services to infect servers and IoT devices  —  With polymorphic encoding and a multistage infection chain, Shikitega is hard to detect.  —  Researchers this week unveiled …
Alexandra S. Levine / Forbes:
At Code, CEOs and politicians voiced concerns about TikTok's power, rapid growth, and surveillance potential, as some called for the app to be banned altogether  —  At the Code Conference in LA, tech and media CEOs and politicians all expressed concerns about the Chinese-owned app — as a competitor, and as a national security risk.
Hirun Cryer / GamesRadar:
Ubisoft says it is developing three mobile games exclusively for Netflix: Mighty Quest 2, Valiant Hearts 2, and a new Assassin's Creed title  —  There's also a new Valiant Hearts game in the works  —  Ubisoft just announced a partnership with Netflix for three games.
Biz Carson / Protocol:
An overview of the trends at YC's Demo Day for the 223 startups in the Summer 2022 batch: enterprise made up the bulk at 39%, followed by fintech and dev tools  —  Hello, and welcome to Pipeline.  I'm Biz Carson, and I once slept on the street overnight in London to be in the front row …
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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.
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.
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
Roblox CEO says the company has 2M+ DAUs in Russia, as rivals EA, Nintendo, Take-Two, Epic, Ubisoft, Microsoft, and Sony slowed or ceased sales in the country  —  Roblox Corp.'s popularity in Russia is increasing even as almost every other publicly traded gaming company has retreated from the country after its invasion of Ukraine.
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