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December 8, 2022, 11:15 PM

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The Washington Post:
The FTC sues to block Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition, charging that the deal announced in January may suppress Microsoft's gaming competitors  —  Lawsuit marks Lina Khan's most significant effort to date to address tech industry consolidation, and it could upend Microsoft's gaming ambitions
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
A look at the reaction to Apple's E2EE news: the FBI is “deeply concerned” and says the change “hinders” its work while the EFF and others applaud the feature  —  Apple yesterday announced that end-to-end encryption is coming to even more sensitive types of iCloud data …
Chelsey Cox / CNBC:
The SEC asks US public companies to disclose their exposure and risks related to crypto assets after “recent bankruptcies and financial distress”  —  - The SEC is advising companies to disclose their involvement with digital commodities firms, according to guidance released Thursday.
Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon rolls out Inspire, a TikTok-like photo and video feed in its app that lets customers “like” and buy products, initially to select customers in the US  —  The tech giant joins Facebook, Google in seeking to capitalize on popularity of short-form video format
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google announces Chrome will get a Memory Saver mode, which promises to cut memory usage by up to 30%, and an Energy Saver mode, rolling out in the coming weeks  —  Google today announced two new performance settings in its Chrome browser: Memory Saver and Energy Saver.
Tatum Hunter / Washington Post:
A look at Prisma Labs' portrait generation app Lensa, which launched in 2018 and took off in 2022, after adding Stable Diffusion-based “magic avatars”  —  Social media is celebrating.  Artists are protesting.  What's the real cost of an AI-generated portrait?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Debunking claims on Twitter's handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story, including that Twitter engaged in election interference or violated the First Amendment  —  Hello!  Someone has referred you to this post because you've said something quite wrong about Twitter and how it handled something to do with Hunter Biden's laptop.
Jasmine Pennic / hitconsultant.net:
Tokyo-based Ubie, which offers an AI-powered patient symptom questionnaire for medical care guidance, closed a $45M Series C, bringing its total funding to $76M  —  What You Should Know:  — Ubie, Inc., a Tokyo-based healthcare startup, announced it has closed its Series C round at $45M by raising $19M in an extension round.
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
The EU sets a December 28, 2024 deadline for new smartphones, tablets, headphones, handheld game consoles, and other devices to use USB-C for wired charging  —  We finally have a final official deadline for when new phones sold in the European Union — including future iPhones …
Ezra Reguerra / Cointelegraph:
Some NFTs minted on FTX now show blank images instead of the original art as the metadata points to an FTX.US domain used for a bankruptcy restructuring website  —  NFTs hosted on FTX platform were affected by the firm's collapse, showing blank images instead of the original art.  —  191 Total views
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
A look at CoinDesk's blockbuster Alameda scoop that led to FTX's collapse and bankruptcy, adding to CoinDesk parent company Digital Currency Group's woes  —  What happens when a story has impact? … Depending on how you look at it, this is either a cautionary tale about how small and entwined …

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