Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Facebook will start demoting all Groups content from users who have violated policies elsewhere on the site, and will let admins review flagged content — It´s also got a new moderation tool for admins — Facebook will start demoting all Groups content from people who have violated its policies elsewhere across the platform.
Aisha Counts / Protocol:
Since May, Google says it has blocked 1.6M messages and restored ~4,000 YouTube influencer accounts affected by a phishing campaign offering fake collaborations — A network of Russian-speaking hackers are phishing YouTube influencers with fake collaboration offers in order to hijack their accounts …
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Pinterest redesigns its home feed, adding a Watch tab for short videos and photo albums — The redesigned home feed includes two sections: browse and watch. — Pinterest said Wednesday it´s revamping its home feed, adding a new tab called Watch where people can scroll through short videos or a series of photos.
Chris Stokel-Walker / Wired UK:
A look at the use of drones and online “in-play” betting at UK horse racing venues to gain a gambling advantage, which has angered many in the racing industry — In the world of in-running sports betting, fractions of a second can equal big money
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Source: Facebook is planning to change its company name to reflect its focus on the metaverse as soon as next week at Connect, its annual AR/VR conference — Mark Zuckerberg wants to be known for building the metaverse — Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google partners with Snap to bring exclusive Snapchat features to Pixel phones, including AR lenses and “Quick Tap to Snap” — Thanks to the new Quick Tap to Snap feature — At today´s Pixel event, Google dove into the details about the Pixel 6 series devices and outlined …
Alibaba unveils a 5nm server chip using ARM architecture, coming to its data centers in the “near future” and not to be sold commercially for now — - Cloud giants are increasingly designing their own silicon — China is trying to foster self-sufficiency in semiconductors
Tim Starks / CyberScoop:
NSA, CISA, and FBI say that ransomware group BlackMatter is attacking critical US infrastructure, including the food sector, demanding $80K-$15M in crypto — A government advisory published Monday warned that BlackMatter ransomware attackers are going after U.S. critical infrastructure …
Katherine Greifeld / Bloomberg:
Invesco drops its pursuit of a bitcoin futures ETF filing hours before the first such product begins trading on the US stock market — Invesco Ltd. has dropped its pursuit of a futures-backed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund hours before the first such product is set to launch on a U.S. exchange.
Apple says 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 starts at $1,999 and the 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,499, available October 26 — The new MacBook Pro features a 1080p camera, the best audio system in a notebook, and the most advanced connectivity ever in a MacBook Pro