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July 25, 2023, 8:05 AM

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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter rolls out its updated “interim” X logo, replacing the iconic bird, following Elon Musk's weekend announcement; X.com now redirects to twitter.com  —  Twitter has removed the iconic bird logo and adopted ‘X’ as its official logo.  This move comes after Elon Musk announced the change over the weekend.
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Vlad Savov / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says Twitter “made sense when it was just 140 character messages” and the move “is not simply a company renaming itself, but doing the same thing”  —  - Billionaire to build fintech services atop social platform  — Discarding the Twitter name reflects loftier goals, he says
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Elon Musk's rebranding of Twitter to X shows his takeover is best understood not as a money-making endeavor, but as an extended act of cultural vandalism  —  RIP Twitter (2007-2023)  —  On Monday afternoon, a crane rolled up to Twitter's headquarters on Market Street.
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
A Google researcher finds a vulnerability in AMD's Zen 2 chips, giving access to secure information like encryption keys; AMD expects most patches to come in Q4  —  A huge Zen 2 leak requires a patch. … Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google Information Security, posted today …
Washington Post:
In a two-day test across top Mastodon instances, researchers find 600+ pieces of known or suspected CSAM and ~2,000 posts with the top 20 CSAM-related hashtags  —  Happy Monday!  Send news tips and summer podcast recommendations to: cristiano.lima@washpost.com.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Apple faces a £785M class action lawsuit, claiming to represent over 1,500 app developers, over its App Store fees at the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal  —  Apple (AAPL.O) on Tuesday found itself the target of a 785-million-pound ($1 billion) class action lawsuit brought …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
A Web Integrity API standard proposal from Google employees aims to help enforce IP rights, count ad views, and limit bots, but is a nightmare for the open web  —  It's just a “proposal,” but it's also being prototyped inside Chrome right now.  —  Google's newest proposed web standard is... DRM?
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple opens applications for Apple Vision Pro developer kits, offering developers a “loaner” to build apps alongside specialized hardware and software support  —  Apple today announced the release of Apple Vision Pro developer kits, with developers able to apply to receive a kit starting today.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers find flaws, likely backdoors, in encryption algorithms from the TETRA standard used in radios commonly deployed by police and military orgs globally  —  A secret encryption cipher baked into radio systems used by critical infrastructure workers, police, and others around the world is finally seeing sunlight.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Bloomberg:
Filing: Binance, CZ, and its former Chief Compliance Officer Samuel Lim plan to file for the dismissal of a CFTC lawsuit; the CFTC sued the three in March 2023  —  The response to the CFTC complaint is due on July 27 and the defendants plan to submit motions to dismiss, according to a court filing on Monday.

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