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September 25, 2022, 12:15 PM

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Voice of America:
The US Treasury updates its guidance to let US tech companies expand their internet services in Iran, after the country took most of its ~83M citizens offline  —  The U.S. Treasury Department said Friday that it was updating guidance to U.S. tech firms to expand the range of internet services available …
Anthony Breznican / Vanity Fair:
A look at Kyiv-based Respeecher, which uses performers' archival voice recordings and AI to create new dialogue, including for Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi  —  As the conflict raged, Ukrainian tech workers at Respeecher hurried to bring back James Earl Jones's legendary voice for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Study: LinkedIn's A/B testing of its People You May Know algorithm, involving 4M+ users in 2015 and 16M+ in 2019, could have affected some users' livelihoods  —  A study that looked back at those tests found that relatively weak social connections were more helpful in finding jobs than stronger social ties.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Governor Newsom vetoes a crypto regulation bill that required licenses to facilitate transactions; the California State Assembly passed the bill in August 2022  —  The California Assembly passed the bill, which would create a licensing regime and stablecoin stipulations, at the end of August.
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Leaked audio: at a Google all-hands, Sundar Pichai expressed some annoyance at employees asking about cost cutting, telling them not to “equate fun with money”  —  - Google CEO Sundar Pichai spent much of this week's all-hands meeting addressing employee concerns about company cost-cutting measures.

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