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September 23, 2022, 5:50 AM

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Nelson Wang / CoinDesk:
CFTC fines blockchain protocol bZeroX and its team $250K for illegal off-exchange digital asset trading and files a civil action against its successor, Ooki Dao  —  The commission said bZeroX offered illegal, off-exchange trading of digital assets, and has also filed a civil action against the Ooki Dao.
Tripp Mickle / New York Times:
Apple signs a multiyear NFL deal to have Apple Music replace Pepsi as the main sponsor for the Super Bowl halftime show; sources say the NFL was seeking ~$50M  —  Apple's pursuit of an N.F.L. media package has broadened to include a sponsorship of one of TV's most-watched events.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 16.0.2 to fix repeated copy and paste prompts, a bug that caused cameras in iPhone 14 Pro models to shake in some third-party apps, and more  —  Apple today released iOS 16..2, addressing a number of bugs that iPhone 14 owners have been experiencing since …
Dhruv Mehrotra / Wired:
A look at anti-pornography “accountability apps” used by churches and parents; two apps exploited Android's accessibility permissions to track users' every move  —  Churches are using invasive phone-monitoring tech to discourage “sinful” behavior.  Some software is seeing more than congregants realize.
New York Times:
An investigation based on nearly 160K Roskomnadzor documents details Russia's expansive surveillance and censorship apparatus, which helps Putin maintain power  —  Four days into the war in Ukraine, Russia's expansive surveillance and censorship apparatus was already hard at work.
TechCrunch:
Twitter informs some users that due to a bug, the company didn't close all of their active logged-in sessions on Android and iOS after their password was reset  —  Weeks after Twitter's ex-security chief accused the company of cybersecurity mismanagement, Twitter has now informed its users …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he's confident regulators will approve the company's $69B Activision Blizzard purchase, citing several recent Sony acquisitions  —  Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said he's confident the company can gain regulatory approval …
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Some civil rights groups say they have seen little action from Meta, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube to bolster election policies ahead of the 2022 US midterms  —  For months, civil rights groups have unsuccessfully pleaded with Big Tech companies to bolster their election policies
Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
A look at the quiet success of AirPods, of which Apple sold an estimated ~120M pairs in 2021, showing how big a business its upcoming niche VR headset could be  —  Sometime next year, Tim Cook will appear before the Apple Inc. faithful and unveil the company's next major computing platform …
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