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October 11, 2022, 4:50 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube announces “handles”, letting creators identify their channel using the @username format across channel pages, video descriptions, comments, and Shorts  —  YouTube is making it easier for creators to direct viewers to their channels.  The company today announced “handles …
Andy Stone / @andymstone:
Meta says documentation in The Wire's article alleging Instagram removed posts flagged by a BJP member in India without oversight “appears to be fabricated”  —  @JeffHorwitz Where to even begin with this story?! X-check has nothing to do with the ability to report posts. The posts in question were surfaced for review by automated systems, not humans. And the underlying documentation appears to be fabricated.
Jahnavi Sen / The Wire:
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Canalys, IDC, and Gartner global Q3 2022 PC shipment estimates have a big discrepancy for Apple: up 1.7% YoY, up 40.2% YoY, and down 15.6% YoY, respectively  —  PC shipments plunged across the world in the third quarter with overall sales falling 18%, according to numbers compiled by Canalys.
IDC:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Fortinet confirms a critical remote authentication bypass vulnerability in FortiOS, FortiProxy, and FortiSwitchManager is being exploited; a patch is available  —  Fortinet has confirmed today that a critical authentication bypass security vulnerability patched last week is being exploited in the wild.
Naoto Hosoda / Bloomberg:
Chip-related stocks in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan slump after US curbs on China; on October 10, the PHLX index closed at a low not seen since November 2020  —  Chip-related stocks in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan slumped as traders returning from Monday's holidays reacted …
Low De Wei / Bloomberg:
Zi Wang / Decrypt:
Days after Celsius shared all its users' names and crypto transaction histories in a bankruptcy filing, a new website shows who allegedly lost the most money  —  Using data likely pulled from its bankruptcy filing, a new tool now shows exactly how much different users lost following Celsius' collapse.
Corin Faife / The Verge:
Data analysis: users of Twitter's Birdwatch fact-checking tool have focused on posts about COVID-19, false earthquake predictions, and election misinformation  —  Analysis by The Verge shows that Birdwatch users regularly tackle misinformation topics with the highest stakes, including pandemic response
Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
WhatsApp users in India say the service, which has ~550M users in the country, has become overrun by spam from brands, some using WhatsApp's business tools  —  Revenue pressures forced WhatsApp to turn to e-commerce, and now the company is contending with a plague of spammers.  —  • BENGALURU, INDIA
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Endor Labs, which helps businesses select, secure, monitor, and maintain their open-source software dependencies at scale, emerges from stealth with a $25M seed  —  An increasing percentage of the code that companies use to develop software is open source.  In a 2018 survey by Tidelift …

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