November 12, 2023, 7:10 PM

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Financial Times:
An in-depth look inside a covert Russian operation to get dual-use specialist microchips, which are protected by EU export controls, into the hands of the state  —  A rare look inside a covert Russian-led operation to get strategic technology protected by European export controls into the hands of the state
Wall Street Journal:
Former FTX employees, including general counsel Can Sun, plan to launch crypto exchange Backpack, protecting user funds using lessons learned from FTX's failure  —  Ex-FTX lawyer Can Sun and other former company executives want the new exchange to allow customers to verify holdings at any time
Andi Yu / ABC:
DP World Australia, the country's second largest port operator, shuts down because of a cyberattack, impacting the movement of goods in and out of Australia  —  Australia's second largest port operator has shut down because of a cyber security incident, impacting the movement of goods in and out of the country.
David Gilbert / Wired:
Experts say terrorist groups are using generative AI to bypass the hashing databases used by tech companies to automatically remove violent extremist content  —  Experts are finding thousands of examples of AI-created content every week that could allow terrorist groups and other violent extremists …
Jack Ewing / New York Times:
How Łukasz Krupski, a Tesla whistleblower in Norway, leaked personnel records and Autopilot data that caught the attention of regulators in several countries  —  An employee who was fired after expressing safety concerns leaked personnel records and sensitive data about driver-assistance software.
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Many Threads users report that the app now has a privacy option that lets them opt out of having their posts show up on Instagram and Facebook  —  Many Threads users are now saying they have the ability to opt out of having their posts shown on Instagram and Facebook.
Shanti Das / The Guardian:
Investigation: the UK biomedical research database Biobank shared the sensitive health data of ~500K volunteers with insurance companies despite pledging not to  —  Observer investigation reveals UK Biobank opened its biomedical database to insurance firms despite pledge it would not do so
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Foxconn launches two prototype low-Earth orbit communication satellites on a SpaceX rocket, as Foxconn diversifies into new sectors with greater urgency  —  - Taiwan's Foxconn wants to replicate outsourcing model in orbit  — Company launches first two LEO satellites on a SpaceX rocket
David Gilbert / Wired:
Google's Jigsaw unit and Tech Against Terrorism launch Altitude, a free tool that helps smaller platforms detect and remove terrorist content on their networks  —  Small platforms without resources to handle takedown requests have been weaponized by terrorist groups that share their content online.
Sarah Zheng / Bloomberg:
Alibaba and reported YoY sales increases for Singles Day, but neither company provided overall revenue figures for the event for the second straight year  —  China's Alibaba Group Holding and reported sales increases for Singles' Day, after the e-commerce giants offered steep discounts …

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