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November 10, 2023, 7:55 PM

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Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft says the Clop ransomware group is exploiting a zero-day in IT support tool SysAid in “limited” attacks to access corporate servers and deploy Clop  —  Threat actors are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the service management software SysAid to gain access …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Tumblr is downscaling its ambitions after failing to reach its goals for a new audience and plans to focus on the website's “core functionality” in 2024  —  Tumblr is downscaling its ambitions after failing to reach goals for a new audience, aiming to move some staff members to other divisions of parent company Automattic.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
In an AMA on Tumblr, Matt Mullenweg spoke about Tumblr's future after shifting the majority of its staff to other areas at Automattic, monetization, and more  —  This week, WordPress.com owner Matt Mullenweg confirmed his company would be shifting the majority of Tumblr's workforce to other areas …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Maine's government says that MOVEit hackers may have accessed the personal information of ~1.3M individuals, which is close to the state's entire population  —  The State of Maine has announced that its systems were breached after threat actors exploited a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer tool …
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
After critics pan Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, sources blame a rushed 16-month development cycle, vs. three years for past CoD titles  —  Game is the first in the series after Microsoft's big acquisition.  —  The latest entry in Activision Blizzard's popular Call …
Financial Times:
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle / The Register:
Decrypt:
Justin Sun's crypto exchange Poloniex says hackers stole $126M+ worth of crypto assets and that the company is working with other exchanges to recover the funds  —  Poloniex, a crypto exchange owned by Tron founder Justin Sun, has seen more than $126 million worth of crypto assets exit …
NBC News:
Sources: the FBI suspended briefings to social media companies about Russian, Iranian, and Chinese influence campaigns, due to the GOP's attacks on info sharing  —  The FBI put a pause on briefings with tech companies due to an ongoing lawsuit, adding to a broader breakdown in a system meant …
Amanda Hoover / Wired:
Omegle shut down as part of a settlement with a user who sued the chat website company claiming its design enabled her to be sexually abused since age 11  —  Omegle connected strangers to one another and had a long-standing problem of pairing minors with sexual predators.  A legal settlement took it down.
Scott Stein / CNET:
Hands-on with Apple's spatial videos: easy to record on an iPhone 15 Pro and viewing on a Vision Pro is an impressive experience with compellingly realistic 3D  —  I tried the new iPhone 15 Pro camera feature on Apple's upcoming AR-VR headset.  The 3D is undeniably vivid.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to file an EU DMA challenge, disputing the EU putting all of the App Store on the DMA list and arguing that the DMA doesn't cover iMessage  —  - EU's Digital Markets Act lays out dos and dont's for Big Tech  — Apple's focus on how App Store and iMessage are impacted
Helen Partz / Cointelegraph:
Binance plans to stop accepting deposits in Russian rubles on November 15, 2023, and withdrawals on January 31, 2024  —  Binance Russia users will have slightly more than two months to withdraw their rubles from the exchange or until Jan. 31, 2024.  —  Total views  —  Join us on social networks
Diana Britton / Wealth Management:
Arch, which provides operations and reporting services for private investments, raised a $20M Series A led by Menlo Ventures, taking its total funding to $25M+  —  New York-based Arch, which aims to solve for the workflow and data problems behind alternative investments …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Meta strikes a preliminary deal with Tencent to sell a new, lower-priced VR headset in China in late 2024, 15 years after the country shut out Facebook  —  Chinese videogame maker Tencent agrees to start selling a new lower-cost headset from Meta late next year
Michael Kan / PCMag:
Qualcomm ends its Iridium partnership to bring satellite connectivity to Android phones, started in January 2023, after low adoption by smartphone manufacturers  —  However, Iridium says it's now free to talk with other smartphone and chip vendors on enabling another satellite connectivity deal.

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