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September 30, 2022, 4:20 PM

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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.
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 …
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.
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
In a closely watched case, a UK coroner rules 14-year-old Molly Russell died by suicide after consuming 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 …
Emily Baker-White / Forbes:
Web novel apps backed by ByteDance and Tencent are running hundreds of Facebook and Instagram ads showing sexual assault, violent erotica, and acts of self-harm  —  Some of the ads include descriptions of sexual violence, paired with images of battered women and photos of male fitness influencers, which were used without permission.

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