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September 13, 2022, 8:05 PM

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Washington Post:
A rundown of Twitter whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko's testimony before US Senate Judiciary Committee lawmakers  —  A Twitter whistleblower on Tuesday testified before Congress that the company's failure to secure sensitive data causes “real harm to real people,” …
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
A look at the efforts by at least six research groups to find dirt on Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko, including offers to pay his former colleagues for info  —  Many of Peiter (Mudge) Zatko's former colleagues have received offers of payment for information about him.
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Brady Dale / Axios:
The US Treasury clarifies its guidance on Tornado Cash and provides a way for users to lawfully withdraw their funds by applying for a license  —  New guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control provides a roadmap for people who used Tornado Cash for lawful transactions to withdraw their stuck funds.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Twitter says that a preliminary count shows that shareholders have voted to approve Elon Musk's proposed $44B buyout  —  Twitter's shareholders have voted to approve a proposed $44 billion acquisition by Elon Musk.  Reports yesterday suggested that a wide margin of approval was expected for the vote …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Meta plans to test Discord-like “Community Chats” in Messenger and Facebook Groups, offering categories, audio and video channels, admin-only chats, and more  —  Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning that “Community Chats” are coming to Messenger and Facebook Groups.
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Twitter rolls out its redesigned Spaces tab to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS, which includes live and recorded Spaces, podcasts, and themed audio stations  —  Twitter has begun rolling out its redesigned Spaces tab.  Starting today, Twitter Blue members on iOS can check …
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 2022's eighth actively exploited iOS and macOS zero-day  —  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.
Wall Street Journal:
Bob Iger, the CEO of Walt Disney from 2005 to 2020, joins VC firm Thrive Capital, founded by Joshua Kushner, as a venture partner to advise on day-to-day work  —  As a venture partner, Iger will identify new investments and mentor founders in day-to-day role  —  Netflix Hit a Subscriber Peak, Here's How It Plans to Keep Growing
Sabrina Ortiz / ZDNet:
Google signs a cooperative research and development agreement with the US NIST to develop new nanotechnology and semiconductor devices with open-source designs  —  Chips used to develop new nanotechnology and semiconductor devices oftentimes have a large price tag, posing a big obstacle for innovation.
Maria Gracia Santillana Linares / Forbes:
Doodles, an NFT profile picture maker, raised $54M at a $704M valuation from Alexis Ohanian's 776, FTX, and others, and plans to expand to music and gaming NFTs  —  Amid generally somber conditions in the non-fungible token (NFT) market, colorful-profile-picture maker Doodles raised $54 million …
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
Nikhil Wahi, a brother of ex-Coinbase PM Ishan Wahi, pleads guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy charge, in the first insider trading case involving cryptocurrency  —  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 down its Sacramento data center region; another data center outage could mean downtime for some 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 …
Reuters:
A close look at Twitter's China business, one of its largest non-US revenue streams: local governments and state media buying ads, 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 …
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
NY judge rules the bulk of the state AGs' ad tech antitrust suit against Google can proceed, but dismissed the claim Meta and Google colluded via Jedi Blue  —  An antitrust suit by state attorneys general accusing Alphabet Inc.'s Google of monopolizing the technology underlying online advertising …
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Amazon updates its entry-level Kindle with USB-C, 16GB of storage as standard, a blue color option, and an improved 300ppi display, available for $100 with ads  —  Amazon's most basic Kindle still squeaks in at under $100, with some compromises.  —  Alerts

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