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October 1, 2022, 1:40 AM

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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.
The Verge:
At Tesla AI Day, Musk reveals a prototype of Optimus, a humanoid robot that shares AI software and sensors with cars' Autopilot, which is expected to cost <$20K  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed a prototype of a humanoid “Optimus” robot that shares some AI software and sensors with its cars' Autopilot driver assistance features.
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Reuters:
SEC filing: Intel's self-driving car unit Mobileye files for an IPO and reports a H1 2022 revenue of $854M, up 21% from H1 2021  —  Mobileye, Intel Corp's (INTC.O) self-driving unit, on Friday filed for an initial public offering in the United States, revealing a 21% jump in revenue for the first half of the year.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Meta says Facebook for Android will soon use its own Chromium-based in-app browser engine, citing security and stability as reasons for its WebView alternative  —  When you open a link while in another app, it usually launches in your browser (e.g., Chrome) or a Custom Tab.
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.
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:
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.

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