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September 12, 2022, 9:20 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
A Facebook user shares a video of an alleged “Meta Quest Pro” VR headset, claiming Meta left the device, labeled “engineering sample”, in a hotel room  —  A prototype of Meta's VR headset has surfaced  —  Images and, later, a video of a “Meta Quest Pro” virtual reality …
Reuters:
Sources: the US government plans more curbs on US shipments to China of chipmaking tools and chips for AI, affecting Lam Research, Applied Materials, and others  —  The Biden administration plans next month to broaden curbs on U.S shipments to China of semiconductors used for artificial intelligence …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers discover Shikitega, a strain of Linux malware 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 …
Amitoj Singh / CoinDesk:
Binance-linked crypto exchange WazirX says India's Enforcement Directorate has “unfrozen” or restarted its bank account; the ED raided its office on August 5  —  The account was frozen in relation to the “illegal loan apps” scam investigation, which has come under the national spotlight.
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.
Manya Saini / Reuters:
The US SEC plans to add an Office of Crypto Assets to review company filings involving crypto assets, providing “greater and more specialized support”  —  The U.S. securities regulator will set up two new offices to deal with filings related to crypto assets and the life sciences sector, the agency said on Friday.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Starbucks announces Starbucks Odyssey, a loyalty program and NFT community built on the Polygon blockchain, launching broadly sometime in 2023  —  Starbucks is today officially introducing Starbucks Odyssey, launching later this year — the coffee chain's first foray into building with web3 technology.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
In an interview, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan details the company's decision to rebrand Zoom Chat as Team Chat, seeking to better compete with Slack, Teams, and others  —  It's nice to be synonymous with a product category.  But Zoom CEO Eric Yuan says that expanding on its video-calling ubiquity is both an opportunity and a challenge.
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