August 12, 2023, 10:25 AM

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Luc Cohen / Reuters:
A US judge revokes SBF's bail after the DOJ accused him of tampering with witnesses, such as by sharing former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison's diary with the NYT  —  Sam Bankman-Fried's bail was revoked ahead of his October fraud trial, a U.S. judge said on Friday, after prosecutors accused …
Jesse Levine / Bloomberg:
After new fight claims from Musk, Zuckerberg warns “anything” Musk says hasn't been agreed on; Musk also said surgery will prevent him from fighting for months  —  - Musk hasn't agreed on a date for the fight, Meta CEO says  — Meta's Threads launch helped fuel the Musk-Zuckerberg rivalry
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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Poland arrests five people as Europol and the DOJ take down the Lolek “bulletproof” host for allegedly facilitating Netwalker ransomware and other attacks  —  Update 8/11/23: Updated with information from DOJ about alleged Netwalker Ransomware involvement.
Iain Thomson / The Register:
Hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow details Veilid, an open-source, P2P application framework, and unveils VeilidChat, a Signal-like instant messaging app  —  'It's like Tor and IPFS had sex and produced this thing'  —  DEF CON Infosec super-band the Cult of the Dead Cow has released Veilid …
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
a16z crypto unveils Lasso and Jolt, a pair of new tools based on Succinct Non-interactive Arguments of Knowledge, or SNARK, to help enable scalable ZK-rollups  —  - A division of Andreessen Horowitz, a16z crypto, has introduced two technologies, Lasso and Jolt, related to SNARKs.
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
UMG, Sony Music, and other labels sue the Internet Archive for copyright infringement, saying the “Great 78 Project” is an “illegal record store” for songs  —  Universal Music Group (UMG.AS), Sony Music Entertainment (6758.T) and other record labels on Friday sued …
Oliver Barnes / Financial Times:
How SCOTUS overturning the sports betting ban in 2018 transformed the sector into a high-growth tech business; many fear a surge in gambling addiction is coming  —  Americans have bet $245bn on sporting events since restrictions were loosened in 2018.  But many fear a surge in gambling addiction is coming
Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon is removing or reducing packaging to speed up deliveries, cut costs, and meet climate goals, amid concerns that visible products could lead to issues  —  The retail giant is reducing packaging on millions of deliveries  —  Millions of Amazon orders are arriving on doorsteps across the U.S. without any extra packaging.
Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap:
The Hollywood Professional Association, which includes Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, urges the AMPTP, the WGA, and SAG-AFTRA to find a strike resolution soon  —  “Organizations indispensable to the creation of media are cutting staff... and in some cases, even risk closing,” the Hollywood Professional Association writes
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Zoom updates its terms of service and a recent blog post to explicitly say that the company won't use “communications-like customer content” to train AI models  —  Zoom has updated its terms of service and reworded a blog post explaining recent terms of service changes referencing its generative AI tools.
Manya Saini / Reuters:
Chindata Group plans to go private in a $3.16B deal with Bain Capital, ending months of uncertainty on the future of the Chinese data center operator  —  Chindata Group said on Friday it would go private in a sweetened $3.16 billion deal with investor Bain Capital, ending months of uncertainty …
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