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September 30, 2022, 12:35 PM

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Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
A roundup of Elon Musk's newly released text messages show the inner workings of Silicon Valley dealmaking and how Musk lost interest in his Twitter acquisition  —  Newly released text messages shine a light on how tech's most powerful do business — and perhaps why Musk lost interest in Twitter.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Court filing: in March 2022, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Elon Musk that he tried to add Musk to the board but the other members were “super risk averse”  —  - Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wanted Elon Musk on the board of the social media company, but felt the rest …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft confirms two zero-days in Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are being exploited in the wild; security firm GTSC suspects a Chinese threat actor  —  Microsoft has confirmed that two recently reported zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are being exploited in the wild.
Olivia Solon / Bloomberg:
Internal Palantir documents detail a plan to buy smaller rivals that had a relationship with the UK's NHS, helping avoid scrutiny for accessing more health data  —  Palantir Technologies had a secret plan to deepen its relationship with the UK's National Health Service without public scrutiny.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Samuel Breslow / Slate:
A look at debates by Wikipedia editors over citing Fox News, deemed a “marginally reliable” source for politics and science and now cited in 16,000+ articles  —  Kevin Li recently faced a daunting task.  Wikipedia contributors had just spent nearly two months locked in a heated debate …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple VP of Procurement Tony Blevins is leaving, sources say after joking in a viral, September 5 TikTok video that he fondles “big-breasted women” for a living  —  One of Apple Inc.'s most senior executives is leaving after he turned up in a viral video on TikTok making …
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
In a closely watched case, a UK coroner rules 14-year-old Molly Russell committed suicide after viewing extensive self-harm material on Instagram and Pinterest  —  Inquest told 14-year-old took her own life while suffering from depression and had interacted with harmful social media content
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Intelligence: Apple moving just 10% of its production capacity out of China, where ~98% of iPhones have been made, would take around eight years  —  Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19's impact on trade.  Sign up here, and  —  American companies have had a growing list …

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