August 11, 2023, 2:00 PM

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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
After a contentious public hearing, the California Public Utilities Commission will let Waymo and Cruise 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 …
Sources: the US Cyber Safety Review Board, created by Biden, plans to investigate cloud computing risks, including Microsoft's recent government email breach  —  - Cyber Safety Review Board to examine targeting of cloud  — Senator Wyden had called for investigations of Microsoft
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.
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’
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Oracle, SUSE, and CIQ launch the Open Enterprise Linux Association to foster RHEL-based distribution development, after Red Hat limited RHEL source code access  —  The fallout from Red Hat's recent decision to make it harder to access to the source code of its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution continues.
Financial Times:
US VCs and private equity firms are considering the impact of Biden's Chinese tech executive order on their holdings and weighing strategies to comply or exit  —  Private equity and venture capital funds targeted in Biden administration's crackdown  —  After President Joe Biden announced …
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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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.
ION Group, which sells trading, analytics, and other financial market tools, plans to acquire Italian credit management company Prelios, sources say for €1.35B  —  U.S. hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management (DK) said on Friday it had agreed to sell Prelios to fintech firm ION Group …

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