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October 2, 2022, 3:49 AM

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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Stadia was doomed from the start because Google knows next to nothing about gaming and no one wants to invest in services they don't trust Google to keep around  —  There's a lot of chatter right now about the “surprise” shutdown of Stadia, Google's game-streaming service.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Symantec details an ongoing campaign by the Witchetty hacking group, potentially tied to a China-backed threat actor, that hides malware in a Windows logo image  —  Security researchers have discovered a malicious campaign by the ‘Witchetty’ hacking group, which uses steganography to hide a backdoor malware in a Windows logo.
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Local media: South Korea's Fair Trade Commission raided Apple's Seoul offices over allegations the App Store is charging 33% IAP fees rather than the stated 30%  —  Officials from Korea's Fair Trade Commission conducted a dawn raid on Apple's offices in Gangnam-gu, Seoul …
Ryan Gajewski / The Hollywood Reporter:
Bruce Willis refutes a report that he sold his digital likeness rights to Deepcake, which confirms and says the company created his “digital twin” for 2021 ads  —  Recent reports claimed that the star had become the first Hollywood figure to sell his rights to a company …
Amy Forliti / Associated Press:
JD.com founder Richard Liu agreed to settle a US lawsuit filed by a former University of Minnesota student who alleged he raped her in 2018  —  Chinese billionaire and JD.com founder Richard Liu agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former University of Minnesota student who alleged he raped …
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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.
Zecharias Zelalem / Context:
The UN Food Programme and the WHO say a nearly two-year internet and phone shutdown in Ethiopia's Tigray region is hampering aid delivery and health monitoring  —  As fighting rages on in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, one of the world's longest telecommunications shutdowns is hampering aid deliveries …
Anton Wilen / Bloomberg:
SoftBank, which bought a 10% stake in Twilio competitor Sinch in November 2020, sells its remaining 5% stake; Sinch's stock has fallen 93% since September 2021  —  Japanese investor SoftBank Group Corp has sold its entire stake in Sinch AB following a share price collapse of more than 90% in the Swedish cloud-based platform provider.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
As car makers cede control of their auto-operating systems to Apple and Google, the limited choice in the duopoly of smartphone OSes may soon extend to cars  —  In the future, your choice of smartphone ecosystem—Android or iPhone—could determine which make and model of car you choose

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