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September 27, 2022, 4:20 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 …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
The latest iPadOS 16 developer beta makes Stage Manager work with older A12X and A12Z iPads, but does not support extending the display to an external monitor  —  Probably the biggest change Apple announced with iPadOS 16 earlier this year is Stage Manager, a totally new multitasking system …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Un1feed launches The OG App for Android on iOS, letting users create and share Instagram feeds without ads and suggested posts, similar to Twitter lists  —  Instagram is currently a mess and users — including Kim Kardashian — are unhappy about it.  The company is trying to cram too many features …
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 …
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.
Eileen AJ Connelly / The Wrap:
The SEC sues two ex-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 …
Oliver Knight / CoinDesk:
Chicago-based Strike, a bitcoin payment service that uses the Lightning Network for faster transactions, raised an $80M Series B led by Ten31  —  Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Wyoming were among the investors in the Series B funding round.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Intel announces Unison, letting users text message, take calls, and transfer files to iOS and Android devices, starting with select 12th Gen PCs in fall 2022  —  New Intel PCs will soon have a feature that Macs have offered for years: the ability to text, take calls and send files to their iPhones.
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.
Jacquelyn Melinek / TechCrunch:
Space and Time, a decentralized data service developing “Proof-of-SQL” cryptography, raised $20M led by Microsoft's M12, following a $10M seed in July 2022  —  Space and Time, a decentralized data platform, has raised $20 million in strategic funding to help businesses grow through smart contract technology.
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