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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 …
Bloomberg:
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.
Reuters:
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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