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July 25, 2023, 9:10 AM

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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 …
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.
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
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
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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 …
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.
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?
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.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
TikTok rolls out support for text posts, available via the app's Camera page and letting users add sounds, locations, stickers, and more  —  As Twitter shoots itself in the foot with a rebrand this morning, TikTok has announced that it's rolling out support for text posts.
Financial Times:
Sam Altman's fission startup Oklo and life-extension startup Retro, alongside OpenAI and Worldcoin, may reshape society and will draw regulatory scrutiny  —  OpenAI chief says public sector has ‘lack of will’ to lead innovation  —  Sam Altman rolled out a new project to distinguish humans …
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q2 revenue rose 11% YoY to €3.2B, Premium subscribers grew 17% YoY to 220M, MAUs rose 27% YoY to 551M, and a €112M adjusted operating loss  —  Spotify Technology SA, the Swedish audio streaming platform, beat analyst expectations in its second-quarter results …
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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