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September 13, 2022, 8:25 AM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Alongside iOS 16, Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 15.7, macOS Monterey 12.6, and macOS Big Sur 11.7 to fix the eighth actively exploited 0-day since January 2022  —  Apple has released security updates to address the eighth zero-day vulnerability used in attacks against iPhones and Macs since the start of the year.
David Pierce / The Verge:
iOS 16 review: lock screen widgets, while not interactive, are an instant upgrade and the myriad other changes make the iPhone more functional and easier to use  —  The story of iOS 16 is all the things that your phone does when you're not using it.  Apple has been saying for years that we need …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
The Verge:
Sources: Google canceled the next version of its Pixelbook laptop slated for 2023 and dissolved the team building it, as part of recent cost-cutting measures  —  Google is getting out of the laptop game  —  Google has canceled the next version of its Pixelbook laptop and dissolved the team responsible for building it.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Intel appears to accidentally confirm specs for its 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs on its Canadian website, including the i9 13900K with 24 cores and 32 threads  —  Intel's website matches leaked specs  —  Intel has accidentally published the specifications for its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors.
Svea Herbst-Bayliss / Reuters:
Sources: a majority of Twitter's shareholders voted in favor of the $44B sale to Elon Musk, whose $54.20-per-share deal looks pricey in the current environment  —  A majority of Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) shareholders have voted in favor of the social media company's $44 billion sale to Elon Musk …
Brian Fung / CNN:
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
Nikhil Wahi, the brother of Coinbase PM Ishan Wahi, pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge in an ongoing insider trading case, the first of its kind in crypto  —  The brother of a former Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O) product manager pleaded guilty on Monday to a wire fraud conspiracy charge …
CNN:
Internal Twitter memo: extreme heat in California takes its Sacramento data center region offline; losing other centers could result in downtime for all users  —  Extreme heat in California has left Twitter without one of its key data centers, and a company executive warned in an internal memo obtained …
Bloomberg:
Seeking to combat the FTC's 2020 antitrust lawsuit, Meta subpoenas 132+ companies, including Snap, ByteDance, and Clubhouse, drawing rebukes over sensitive data  —  To defend itself against the federal government, Meta Platforms Inc. says it needs its rivals to divulge some of their most closely held secrets.
Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post:
Interviews with current and former FTC officials describe chronic underfunding, leaving the agency without the personnel or expertise for enforcement and fines  —  Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko alleges that Twitter flouted its promises to regulators to build a comprehensive security program …
Kanishka Singh / Reuters:
The US SEC charges VMware with misleading investors by obscuring financial performance; VMware will pay $8M to settle without denying or admitting the findings  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday it has charged cloud computing company VMware Inc (VMW.N) …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
The new Apple Watches' S8 chip appears to have the same CPU as the S6 and S7, which may explain why Apple has lately only used the S5 or earlier for comparisons  —  The S8 chip in the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and second-generation Apple Watch SE features the same CPU as the S6 and S7 chips …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Reuters:
The UN's Myanmar investigation lead says Facebook provided a vast amount of Myanmar war crimes information; Meta says it also shared material with The Gambia  —  The head of a U.N. team of investigators on Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook has handed over millions of items that could support allegations of war crimes and genocide.
Reuters:
An investigation details Twitter's business in China: local governments and state media buying ads, a growing non-US revenue stream, internal tensions, and more  —  Even as China bars 1.4 billion citizens from Twitter, its local authorities are splurging on global advertising on the site …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Litmus, which helps manufacturers collect data from IoT devices for applications like AI, raised a $30M Series B led by industrial automation company Belden  —  In recent years, a cottage industry has sprung up around the industrial internet of things (IoT) landscape — and the data generated by it.

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