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September 27, 2022, 1:45 PM

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Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Meta details influence operations from Russia, impersonating news outlets to spread anti-Ukraine content in Europe, and from China, targeting the US and Czechia  —  Russia set up a sprawling and sophisticated network of websites impersonating mainstream media outlets, which it used …
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
FTX US President Brett Harrison plans to step down in the coming months and become an advisor after joining in May 2021 to oversee the company's rapid growth  —  - Brett Harrison — who joined FTX.US as president soon after its launch — is exiting the role.
Bloomberg:
FTX US wins the auction for bankrupt crypto brokerage Voyager Digital's assets with a bid valued at ~$1.4B, including an “additional consideration” worth ~$111M  —  FTX US, the digital-asset exchange founded by billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, won the auction for the assets of bankrupt crypto brokerage Voyager Digital Ltd.
Vicky Ge Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Celsius co-founder and CEO Alex Mashinsky resigns from the bankrupt cryptocurrency lender, writing his “role as CEO has become an increasing distraction”  —  The crypto lender filed for bankruptcy in July  —  Alex Mashinsky—chief executive and cofounder of bankrupt cryptocurrency …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Intel unveils its 13th Gen desktop CPU lineup using the company's 10nm process, including the $589 flagship Core i9-13900K with 24 cores, shipping on October 20  —  After weeks of teasers and leaks, Intel is finally making its 13th Gen processors official today.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
The US SEC fines Oracle $23M for allegedly bribing officials in India, Turkey, and the UAE between 2016 and 2019, the second such fine after a 2012 settlement  —  - Oracle has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after it was charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act …
Cameron Thompson / CoinDesk:
Robinhood releases its non-custodial, Polygon-based crypto wallet, Robinhood Wallet, in beta to the first 10,000 users who signed up in May 2022  —  Robinhood has been steadily moving away from its original “walled garden” approach to crypto over the past year.
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Study: 62.4% of electricity used by bitcoin miners in January was from fossil fuels, at odds with the Bitcoin Mining Council's estimate that ~59% is sustainable  —  The CCAF uses publicly available data to run a theoretical model to estimate the environmental footprint of bitcoin mining.
Angus Whitley / Bloomberg:
As the data of 10,000 Optus customers reportedly appears for sale, Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin says Australian police are investigating a ransom demand  —  Australian mobile-phone company Optus said authorities are investigating an online ransom demand following a major data hack that exposed …
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
California, New York, and other states take action against crypto lender Nexo, from sending cease and desists to suing, focusing on interest-bearing accounts  —  A group of U.S. state regulators announced an array of legal actions against crypto lender Nexo on Monday.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Meta tests one interface to manage Facebook and Instagram accounts and updates its registration pages to let users create accounts and login to both services  —  - Meta is testing new features intended to help people more easily manage their Facebook and Instagram accounts via one interface.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Beijing-based Nreal launches its $379 Air AR glasses in the US and adds iPhone support with a $59 dongle, expanding on its $599 Nreal Light glasses from 2021  —  Augmented reality company Nreal is launching its stripped-down Air glasses in the United States.
Jacquelyn Melinek / TechCrunch:
Space and Time, a decentralized data service that is developing “Proof-of-SQL” cryptography, raised $20M led by Microsoft's M12, following a $10M seed in July  —  Space and Time, a decentralized data platform, has raised $20 million in strategic funding to help businesses grow through smart contract technology.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Arthur.ai, which helps companies monitor their ML models to ensure they stay accurate over time, raises a $42M Series B led by Acrew Capital and Greycroft  —  It's widely understood that after machine learning models are deployed in production, the accuracy of the results can deteriorate over time.
Eileen AJ Connelly / The Wrap:
SEC sues two former MoviePass CEOs, charging them with misleading investors about profit potential, data operations, studio relationships, and revenue sources  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against two former CEOs of MoviePass, charging them with misleading investors …

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