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September 26, 2022, 4:20 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
London police arrest a 17-year-old and charge him with computer misuse and breach of bail offences; some speculate he is behind the Uber, Rockstar, and 2K hacks  —  The City of London police announced on Twitter today the arrest of a British 17-year-old teen suspected of being involved in recent cyberattacks.
Sangmi Cha / Bloomberg:
South Korea says Interpol issued a Red Notice for Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon; prosecutors say Kwon disappeared from Singapore before September 17  —  South Korea said Interpol requested law enforcement worldwide to locate and arrest Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
The UK's ICO could fine TikTok £27M after provisionally finding that the company may have breached data protection rules by failing to protect children's data  —  ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok faces a possible fine of 27 million pounds ($28.9 million) after the UK's privacy watchdog provisionally found …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Apple confirms that a Foxconn plant near Chennai, India, is manufacturing iPhone 14 models; locally assembled phones will be sold in the country later in 2022  —  Apple has started assembling the iPhone 14 models in India, it said Monday, locally producing the current lineup …
New York Times:
Sources: the US government and TikTok reached a preliminary agreement to resolve national security concerns without requiring China's ByteDance to sell the app  —  A draft agreement with the Biden administration to keep the Chinese-owned video app operating in the United States is under review.
AnandTech:
Review of the $699 AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, built on Zen 4 with 16 cores: higher single- and multi-threaded performance and superb efficiency helps beat Intel's chips  —  Back at CES 2022, which was held in Las Vegas earlier at the beginning of the year, AMD announced that its new Zen 4 core would be coming sometime in the second half of 22.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Cloudflare announces Zero Trust SIM, a US-only, device-specific eSIM for iOS and Android, and carrier partner program Zero Trust for Mobile Operators  —  Are smartphones ever entirely secure?  It depends on one's definition of “secure,” particularly when dealing with corporate environments.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Researchers find 75 apps on Google Play and 10 on Apple's App Store that engaged in ad fraud, collectively had 13M installs, and have since been removed  —  Security researchers have discovered 75 applications on Google Play and another ten on Apple's App Store engaged in ad fraud.
The Verge:
Amazon confirms a second two-day shopping event in 2022, the Prime Early Access Sale, to be held on October 11-12 in 15 countries, including the US and the UK  —  The rumors were true: Amazon's holding a second Prime-exclusive sales event starting on Tuesday, October 11th at 3AM ET / 12AM PT and running through Wednesday, October 12th.

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