October 17, 2023, 8:15 AM

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Rachyl Jones / Fortune:
Marc Andreessen's Techno-Optimist Manifesto lists trust and safety, sustainability, and tech ethics as “enemies”, says AI is “our Philosopher's Stone”, and more  —  In a 5,200-word manifesto published by the venture capitalist and billionaire Marc Andreessen on Monday …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cisco says a zero-day flaw in its IOS XE software has been exploited in the wild since at least September 18; Shodan shows up to 80K devices could be affected  —  An unknown threat actor is exploiting the vulnerability to create admin accounts.  —  Cisco is urging customers to protect …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Meta identifies and fixes a bug after thousands of Palestinian supporters say their posts were suppressed or removed from Facebook and Instagram  —  Meta has cautioned that some posts may be temporarily suppressed or suspended as it sifts through millions of posts spreading across its platforms.
Stephen Council / SFGATE:
Music storefront Bandcamp lays off nearly 50% of its workforce, or 58 employees, as part of Songtradr's acquisition of the company from Epic Games in September  —  Bandcamp built a unique music business: profitable and good for artists with a popular editorial arm.
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
The FTX estate floats an amended proposal to return up to 90% of creditor holdings, divided into three pools, and plans to formally file the plan by December 16  —  An amended proposal released early Tuesday will be filed by the FTX Debtors by mid-December if approved.
New York Times:
Adamya Sharma / Android Authority:
Xiaomi unveils the Android-based HyperOS, set to debut with the Xiaomi 14 series and gradually replace the company's 13-year-old MIUI OS for all Xiaomi devices  —  HyperOS will cater to Xiaomi's wide range of products beyond just smartphones.  —  •  —  TL;DR
MK Manoylov / The Block:
Uniswap plans to start implementing a 0.15% fee for certain crypto trades on its web app and wallet from October 17, generating an estimated $1M per day in fees  —  - Uniswap will add a new fee starting on Oct. 17 for certain swaps on its web interface and wallet.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources detail Netflix's deepening gaming push: more games based on its shows, including Squid Game and Wednesday, discussions about a GTA game, and more  —  Streamer to put greater emphasis on developing games based on its popular programming, including ‘Squid Game,’ ‘Wednesday,’ ‘Black Mirror’
Morgan Sung / TechCrunch:
Twitch launches Stories, expiring after 48 hours, for Partners and Affiliates who have streamed at least once for 45 minutes or longer in the last 30 days  —  Ahead of TwitchCon Las Vegas, Twitch is launching stories for streamers to connect with their audience even when they aren't live.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
LinkedIn plans to lay off 668 staff, mostly from its engineering team, after cutting 716 jobs in May 2023; a source says LinkedIn is ramping up hiring in India  —  - LinkedIn is cutting almost 700 employees as revenue growth has slowed over the past two years.
Justine Calma / The Verge: Apple is ahead of Microsoft, Google, Nvidia, Dell, and HP in climate initiatives and is the only one that has renewable targets for its suppliers  —  A new report compares climate initiatives by Apple, Dell, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Nvidia.  Apple's far from perfect, but so far …
Baidu co-founder Robin Li unveils Ernie 4.0 and claims that the language model is on par with OpenAI's GPT-4 in terms of sophistication and general capabilities  —  - Robin Li says AI model is finally on par with OpenAI's GPT-4  — US and China are locked in a race with profound implications
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
Binance halts user signups in the UK, after the FCA restricted a local partner's ability to approve communications for crypto companies with customers  —  - UK's financial promotions regime was widened to include crypto  — Exchange plans to hire a new approver for its communications
Antonio G. Di Benedetto / The Verge:
WhatsApp plans to roll out passkeys to all Android users in the coming months to replace passwords; support for passkeys on WhatsApp for iOS is unclear  —  WhatsApp users on Android can say goodbye to insecure and annoying SMS two-factor authentication.  The Meta-owned company announced on X …
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Israel plans to boycott Europe's biggest tech conference, Web Summit, after the event's co-founder accused Israel of war crimes, as many tech companies pull out  —  Dozens of companies pull out of Lisbon event following a wave of protest from tech bosses  —  Israel has said it will boycott …
Tim Cook makes a rare visit to China, appearing at a contest for Tencent's Honor of Kings game in the Chengdu Apple Store, as the US ramps up its chip sanctions  —  - Cook joined an ‘Honor of Kings’ contest in Chengdu Apple store  — The CEO visits as worries grow about its performance in China

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