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September 26, 2022, 9:05 PM

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Melissa Repko / CNBC:
Walmart debuts metaverse experiences Walmart Land and Walmart's Universe of Play in Roblox, which it calls a testing ground, to try to reach younger shoppers  —  - Walmart is entering the metaverse with two experiences, Walmart Land and Walmart's Universe of Play, in gaming platform Roblox.
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 …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
London police arrest a 17-year-old and charge him with computer misuse and breach of bail offenses; 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.
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.
Cheri Faulkner / NME:
Netflix to open a new game studio in Helsinki “built from scratch” and led by ex-Zynga Vice President and General Manager Marko Lastikka  —  The studio will be responsible for delivering “a variety of delightful and deeply engaging original games”
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 …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Researchers found 75 apps on Google Play and 10 on Apple's App Store that engaged in ad fraud and collectively had 13M installs; Apple and Google removed them  —  Security researchers have discovered 75 applications on Google Play and another ten on Apple's App Store engaged in ad fraud.
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
A subreddit with 1.5M members, r/PoliticalHumor, challenges Texas' content moderation law by mandating that comments include “Greg Abbott is a little piss baby”  —  Last year, I tried to create a “test suite” of websites that any new internet regulation ought to be “tested” against.
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.

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