October 19, 2023, 3:40 PM

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Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
New York AG Letitia James sues the Winklevoss' Gemini, Genesis, and its parent Digital Currency Group, alleging the companies defrauded 230K investors of $1B+  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing the Winklevoss twin-led exchange Gemini along with the crypto lending firm Genesis …
RT Watson / The Block:
Chainalysis says recent media reports about the supposed use of crypto by terrorist organizations might be overstating metrics and using “flawed analyses”  —  - Chainalysis said some recent reports about the supposed use of crypto by terrorist organizations might be overstating metrics and using “flawed analyses.”
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
AMD announces new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs for desktops and workstations, offering up to 96 cores on the 7000 Pro series, shipping on November 21 for $1500+  —  Having just recently crossed the one-year anniversary of AMD's first Zen 4 architecture CPUs - the Ryzen 7000 series …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A researcher details malicious and convincing Google ads linking to a fake site for password manager KeePass; Google shows a verified advertiser paid for them  —  Google-verified advertiser + legit-looking URL + valid TLS cert = convincing look-alike.  —  Google has been caught hosting …
Financial Times:
Mustafa Suleyman, Eric Schmidt, and others propose an IPCC-like International Panel on AI Safety, an objective advisory body to help shape protocols and norms  —  An International Panel on AI Safety could offer an objective body to help shape protocols and norms
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Emma Roth / The Verge:
WhatsApp plans to start letting Android users switch between two accounts in the coming weeks; a second account will still need a separate phone number and SIM  —  If you use two different WhatsApp accounts, you'll soon be able to access both from just one device.
Jim Salter / Associated Press:
The FBI and the DOJ say thousands of IT workers sent by North Korea to work remotely for US companies using false IDs have sent millions in wages to North Korea  —  Thousands of information technology workers contracting with U.S. companies have for years secretly sent millions of dollars …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Nokia plans to cut up to 14,000 jobs, or ~16% of its 86,000 employees, and reports Q3 2023 net sales down 20% YoY to €4.98B and profit down 69% YoY to €133M  —  - Nokia said it would cut up to 14,000 jobs as part of a cost cutting plan following third quarter earnings that plunged.
TSMC reports Q3 revenue down 14.6% YoY to ~$17.28B, net income down 24.9% YoY to ~$6.5B, and projects $32B in capital spending for 2023, vs. $30.5B est.  —  - Sales and capex projections both came in ahead of estimates  — World's most advanced chipmaker is struggling with a downturn
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
The FCC votes 3-2 to invite the US public to comment on re-establishing net neutrality rules; the broader effort still faces a long legal and political battle  —  The Federal Communications Commission officially began its effort to re-establish net neutrality at its monthly meeting today …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Discord overhauls its moderation tools with a new warning system and a teen safety assist feature, plans to roll out an in-app store for all users, and more  —  Discord is overhauling the way it moderates its platform with a new warning system and teen safety assist feature.
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Law enforcement agencies, including from the US, the EU, and Japan, seize the RagnarLocker ransomware group's dark web portal as part of an “ongoing action”  —  An international group of law enforcement agencies have seized the dark web portal used by the notorious RagnarLocker ransomware group, TechCrunch has learned.
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
US v. SBF: FTX's ex-top lawyer says SBF asked him to form “legal justifications” for why FTX was missing $7B in user funds, undermining SBF's good-faith defense  —  Cryptocurrency exchange FTX's former top lawyer testified on Thursday at its founder Sam Bankman-Fried's fraud trial …
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Sources: Apple fired at least five employees who worked on the company's App Store in China, following an internal investigation into their business misconduct  —  Apple fired at least five employees who worked in the company's App Store in China following an internal probe into business misconduct …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
US v. Google: Pandu Nayak, Google's first witness and a VP of Search, testifies that smart employees explain the company's success and innovations, such as LLMs  —  While the Justice Department says Google has squeezed partners and made expensive deals to maintain its search dominance, the company has a more genteel story to tell.
Maria Heeter / The Information:
Trucking marketplace Convoy starts shutting down; sources: the startup had ~$320M in 2023 revenue by early October, on pace to fall short of the $630M in 2022  —  Trucking startup Convoy is shutting down and a majority of its executive team is stepping down, the company told employees Thursday …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
OnePlus Open review: thin and light for a foldable and good multitasking support, but no full water resistance or wireless charging, and $1,700 is too expensive  —  The OnePlus Open finds a happy medium between the Pixel Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 5 size-wise, but it's too close in price to the incumbent foldables.
Wes Davis / The Verge:
FCC approves a petition by Apple, Meta, Google, Microsoft and others for access to the 6GHz band for Wi-Fi tethering of AR and VR headsets  —  The FCC has unanimously approved plans by several tech companies to use the 6GHz band for wireless devices.  —  FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel proposed …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google updates Play Protect with real-time scanning at the code level, prompting users to scan unknown Android apps before sideloading, starting in India  —  To avoid detection, Google has found that malicious parties are looking beyond the Play Store to infect Android devices with malware.

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