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August 11, 2023, 6:10 PM

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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witnesses, such as by sharing former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison's diary with the NYT  —  Sam Bankman-Fried's bail was revoked ahead of his October fraud trial, a U.S. judge said on Friday, after prosecutors accused …
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.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
After a contentious public hearing, the California Public Utilities Commission allows Waymo and Cruise to operate driverless cabs 24/7 throughout San Francisco  —  Waymo and Cruise were approved to operate their robotaxi services 24/7 in San Francisco after a contentious six-hour public hearing …
Bloomberg:
The US Cyber Safety Review Board, created by Biden, plans to investigate cloud computing attacks, including the recent government email Microsoft breach  —  - Cyber Safety Review Board to examine targeting of cloud  — Senator Wyden had called for investigations of Microsoft
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
X lowers its eligibility threshold for ad revenue sharing from 15M to 5M impressions in the past three months; Musk: “only views from verified handles count”  —  Elon Musk-owned social network X, formerly Twitter, said late Thursday that it is lowering requirements for its creator payout program.
Financial Times:
US VC and PE firms are assessing how Biden's executive order on Chinese tech impacts their holdings and are weighing strategies to comply or exit China  —  Private equity and venture capital funds targeted in Biden administration's crackdown  —  After President Joe Biden announced a ban …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
Researchers deployed exposed Windows servers as honeypots for hackers, recording 190M events and 100 hours of video of their actions, like installing malware  —  Imagine being able to sit behind a hacker and observe them take control of a computer and play around with it.
More: WiredMastodon: @RonaldTooTall …Bluesky: @lorenzofb.bsky.socialX: @dennis_kipker and @marshacollierLinkedIn: Micho Schumann
Josh Taylor / The Guardian:
At an Australian parliamentary hearing, an X executive defended restoring a user who shared CSAM as an example of posting “out of outrage to raise awareness”  —  At Australian parliamentary hearing, company points to content being shared ‘out of outrage to raise awareness of an issue’
Victoria Song / The Verge:
How yesteryear's screenless fitness bands were largely replaced by either more powerful and cheaper smartwatches or wearables with pricey monthly subscriptions  —  Smartwatches are the default wearable option these days, but why is it so hard to find simple yet affordable alternatives like the fitness bands of yesteryear?
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