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October 6, 2022, 3:55 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: in the weeks before Elon Musk's renewed $44B bid, his representatives asked Twitter about redoing the deal for up to a 30% discount, a ~$31B valuation  —  Before Mr. Musk renewed his $44 billion proposal, he and the company haggled in discussions that ultimately did not advance.
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Cade Metz / New York Times:
A US federal court jury finds ex-Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan guilty for not disclosing a 2016 breach of customer and driver records to regulators  —  A jury found Joe Sullivan, who led security at the ride-hailing company, guilty on two different counts.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Google unveils two text-to-video AI generators: Imagen Video, a higher image quality system, and Phenaki, which prioritizes coherency and length over quality  —  Not to be outdone by Meta's Make-A-Video, Google today detailed its work on Imagen Video, an AI system that can generate video clips given …
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Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
DeepMind uses its AlphaTensor AI to solve a matrix multiplication problem by building a 3D TensorGame board game, beating a record that has stood for 50+ years  —  The new version of AlphaZero discovered a faster way to do matrix multiplication, a core problem in computing that affects thousands of everyday computer tasks.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
A look at Iranian activists' fight for internet access amid the regime's crackdowns, including using Tor servers inside Iran to bypass internet blockades  —  Activists in Iran are working with outsiders to fight the regime's censorship  —  As protesters flooded the streets of Iran in September …
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Brendan Vaughan / Fast Company:
Fast Company brings its site, Inc, and Mansueto back online after eight days, saying a cyberattack hit its CMS and no customer or advertiser info was disclosed  —  Eight days.  That's how long FastCompany.com was offline after we were targeted in a cyberattack, first on the afternoon of Sunday …
Bloomberg:
Sources: to evade US sanctions, Huawei is supporting PXW, a startup based in its hometown Shenzhen that ordered chipmaking equipment for a semiconductor plant  —  When the US government blacklisted Huawei Technologies Co. as a national security threat, it cut the Chinese company off …
Bloomberg:
Roblox and Discord are accused of enabling adult men to sexually and financially exploit a California girl in a lawsuit filed by a social media watchdog group  —  Roblox Corp. and Discord Inc. were accused of enabling adult men to sexually and financially exploit a California girl in a lawsuit filed by a social-media watchdog group.
More: Reuters
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
What to expect from the “Made by Google” event on October 6: Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and potentially Nest hardware and previews of Pixel devices  —  - Wildcards: More Pixel device previews and Nest hardware  —  Google's fall hardware event promises to be special this year.
Yousef Saba / Reuters:
Chainalysis: MENA's crypto market grew the fastest from July 2021 to June 2022, with transaction volume up 48% YoY to $566B; Latin America was second at 40% YoY  —  The Middle East and North Africa are the world's fastest-growing cryptocurrency markets, with the volume of crypto received …

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