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October 16, 2022, 4:00 PM

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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.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to launch 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros with M2 in October and is working on a Mac mini with M2, Apple TV with A14, and a low-end iPad with USB-C  —  Apple's next product launch is just days away.  Also: The company withholds new employee benefits from its unionized retail store …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Starlink in Ukraine: Elon Musk, SpaceX, and government partners should stop finger-pointing, commit to transparency, and figure out a long-term funding solution  —  What appeared earlier this year to be a selfless act of technotopianism, the widespread deployment of Starlink terminals in Ukraine …
Wall Street Journal:
Internal Meta docs detail its metaverse struggles; Horizon Worlds has ~200K MAUs vs. a 500K goal by the end of 2022; 9% of worlds are ever visited by 50+ people  —  Most visitors to Horizon Worlds generally don't return after first month; ‘an empty world is a sad world’
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 …
Eleanor Cummins / Wired:
Holding platforms accountable for algorithms that promote self-harm is hard because research linking mental health and social media doesn't establish causation  —  A British court ruled that teenager Molly Russell died in part because of online content—but holding platforms accountable is complicated.
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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