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October 16, 2022, 9:10 PM

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Meta:
Meta says it found an externally-created Meta Workplace account that was used to spoof an internal Instagram system used as “evidence” for The Wire's reporting  —  This is an ongoing investigation and we will update as it unfolds.  At this time, we can confirm that the video shared …
Wall Street Journal:
New US export controls may affect 43+ senior executives at 16 public chip companies in China, forcing them to choose between their US citizenship and their jobs  —  At least 43 senior executives working with 16 listed Chinese semiconductor companies hold roles from CEO to vice president
Osato Avan-Nomayo / The Block:
The hacker behind the Mango Markets exploit keeps $47M and returns $67M to the DeFi project after a Mango community vote; he claims all his actions were legal  —  - Eisenberg called the exploit a “profitable trading strategy” and said his actions were legal.
Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News:
Analysis: 14 self-driving vehicle tech companies that went public in the past two years have seen an 80%+ average decline in their post-IPO stock price  —  A few years ago, public market investors sometimes lamented the lack of opportunities to directly invest in future-shaping technologies like autonomous driving.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
The NLRB says Apple's Penn Square store employees in Oklahoma City voted to unionize with the CWA, counting 56 votes in favor and 32 against out of 95 employees  —  Workers at Apple's Penn Square store in Oklahoma City have voted to unionize with the Communications Workers of America, with 56 yeses, and 32 nos.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft admits Windows was not properly downloading and applying updates to the driver blocklist designed to thwart “bring your own vulnerable driver” attacks  —  Microsoft said Windows automatically blocked dangerous drivers.  It didn't.  —  For almost two years …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Elon Musk, SpaceX, and government partners should stop finger-pointing, commit to transparency, and figure out a long-term funding plan for Starlink in Ukraine  —  What appeared earlier this year to be a selfless act of technotopianism, the widespread deployment of Starlink terminals in Ukraine …
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
London-based Zen Educate, an online marketplace that algorithmically matches schools with available teachers, raised a £19.3 Series A extension for US expansion  —  Zen Educate, an online marketplace that algorithmically matches schools with the best available teachers …

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