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October 10, 2023, 2:35 AM

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Unity CEO John Riccitiello resigns in the wake of the company's fee controversy; Unity names former Red Hat President and CEO James Whitehurst as interim CEO  —  John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, has resigned from the company in the wake of a pricing controversy that left developers in open revolt.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
As X fails to moderate Israel-Hamas misinformation, Meta has an opportunity to make real-time news a pillar of Threads and give the app an existential purpose  —  Three months into its existence, the app's purpose may be coming into focus — if Meta will embrace it
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Washington Post:
Investigation: earlier in 2023, Vietnam tried to plant Predator spyware on the phones of US Congress members, CNN journalists, and US policy experts via X posts  —  The attempts appear to have been unsuccessful, but came as the U.S. and Vietnam were negotiating an agreement that President Biden signed last month in Hanoi
Brian McGleenon / The Block:
As the UK FCA widens its financial promotions rules for crypto, Coinbase, OKX, Binance, and others partner with UK companies to try to keep serving UK customers  —  - Coinbase and OKX have partnered with crypto startup Archax to get financial promotions approved.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Google Cloud expands Vertex AI Search with features to help health care workers pull info from clinical notes, scanned documents, and electronic health records  —  - Google Cloud on Monday announced new artificial intelligence-powered search capabilities that will help clinicians quickly access information from different data sources.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Meta Quest 3 review: more comfortable, much-improved displays, and snappy performance, but there isn't much MR content and passthrough isn't quite sharp enough  —  Meta's new headset is better than its predecessors in almost every way.  But until there's more to do in mixed reality …
Queenie Wong / Los Angeles Times:
California Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB 1394, holding social media platforms liable for “knowingly facilitating” commercial CSAM, starting from January 2025  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday signed a bill into law that would hold Facebook-owned Instagram …

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