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September 18, 2022, 9:20 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
A GTAForums user uploads 90 gameplay videos of Rockstar's upcoming GTA VI, claiming they were behind last week's Uber hack and may leak GTA V and VI source code  —  Footage of Grand Theft Auto VI, Rockstar's next entry in its open-world franchise, appears to have leaked online.
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
How Russia's IRA troll factories tweeted a torrent of fabricated narratives against the US Women's March and its leaders for 18 months, fracturing the movement  —  As American feminists came together in 2017 to protest Donald Trump, Russia's disinformation machine set about deepening the divides among them.
Bloomberg:
A profile of Figma founder Dylan Field, who will become the wealthiest person from the Thiel Fellowship by far, as PitchBook estimates his stake is worth $2B+  —  Dylan Field dropped out of an Ivy League school in 2012 to take a grant from the billionaire Peter Thiel and start a software company called Figma.
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Matthew Gault / VICE:
The US DHS awards a $699,763 grant to researchers to develop best practices and resources for monitoring and evaluating extremist activities in game communities  —  Several groups are coming together to study the little understood phenomenon.  —  Matthew Gault
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
An in-depth look at a 2019 cyberstalking campaign by eBay employees against two critics who are now suing the company, its former CEO, and others for harassment  —  The victims of a bizarre cyberstalking operation are trying to hold the chief executive and the culture of the company responsible.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Unsealed court docs in a privacy user profiling suit against Meta show that apps from Zynga, Yahoo, and others had extensive access to users' friends' data  —  It's not the crime, it's the cover up... The scandal-hit company formerly known as Facebook has fought for over four years to keep …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The 5th Circuit federal court's ruling to uphold the Texas social media content moderation law is based on a misrepresentation of how Section 230 actually works  —  from the batshit-crazy dept  —  As far as I can tell, in the area the 5th Circuit appeals court has jurisdiction …
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Qianer Liu / Financial Times:
Despite a talent shortage, China's chip sector startups are cutting back on hiring plans due to the deteriorating macro environment and a funding crunch  —  Despite a talent shortage, cash-crimped companies are having to cut back hiring plans  —  Fresh from six months of training courses …
Matteo Wong / The Atlantic:
How neural network chess engines redefined the game's creativity, leading some top players to use deception, misdirection, and other psychological techniques  —  It was as if a bottom seed had knocked out the top team in March Madness: At the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament in St. Louis earlier this month …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
EVGA exits graphics cards, citing issues with Nvidia, after exclusively using GeForce GPUs, reportedly making up 80% of its revenue, since its founding in 1999  —  EVGA will continue selling current-gen GeForce cards until it runs out of stock.  —  Graphics card manufacturer eVGA has made a name …

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