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September 30, 2022, 11:55 PM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft confirms two zero-days in Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are being exploited in the wild; security firm GTSC suspects a Chinese threat actor  —  Microsoft has confirmed that two recently reported zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are being exploited in the wild.
The Verge:
At Tesla AI Day, Musk reveals a prototype of Optimus, a humanoid robot that uses AI and advanced driver assist features, which is expected to cost under $20K  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed a prototype of a humanoid robot that he said utilizes the company's AI software …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Reuters:
SEC filing: Intel's self-driving car unit Mobileye files for an IPO and reports a H1 2022 revenue of $854M, up 21% from H1 2021  —  Mobileye, Intel Corp's (INTC.O) self-driving unit, on Friday filed for an initial public offering in the United States, revealing a 21% jump in revenue for the first half of the year.
Emily Baker-White / Forbes:
Web novel apps backed by ByteDance and Tencent are running hundreds of Facebook and Instagram ads showing sexual assault, violent erotica, and acts of self-harm  —  Some of the ads include descriptions of sexual violence, paired with images of battered women and photos of male fitness influencers, which were used without permission.
Olivia Solon / Bloomberg:
Internal Palantir documents detail a plan to buy smaller rivals that had a relationship with the UK's NHS, helping avoid scrutiny for accessing more health data  —  Palantir Technologies had a secret plan to deepen its relationship with the UK's National Health Service without public scrutiny.
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
A roundup of Elon Musk's newly released text messages show the inner workings of Silicon Valley dealmaking and how Musk lost interest in his Twitter acquisition  —  Newly released text messages shine a light on how tech's most powerful do business — and perhaps why Musk lost interest in Twitter.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
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Twitch is testing Elevated Chat, which lets users make a one-time payment of $5 to $100 to highlight a message in select chats for 30 seconds to 2.5 minutes  —  Twitch wants to help viewers support their favorite content creators by allowing them to pay up to $100 to elevate their message in chat.
Rohan Goswami / CNBC:
Court records: FTX's winning $1.4B bid for Voyager Digital includes $51M in cash and up to $60M in earnouts and incentives for Voyager users that FTX onboards  —  - FTX's winning bid for bankrupt crypto firm Voyager Digital includes a $51 million cash payment, with an additional $60 million in earnouts and incentives.
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
In a closely watched case, a UK coroner rules 14-year-old Molly Russell died by suicide after consuming extensive self-harm material on Instagram and Pinterest  —  Inquest told 14-year-old took her own life while suffering from depression and had interacted with harmful social media content

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