Anonymous claims responsibility for Moscow traffic jam tied to app exploit

On Thursday morning, Moscow’s busy Fili district became the site of a traffic jam unlike any before it. Motherboard (via The Verge) reports hackers used Russia’s Yandex Taxi ride-hailing app to order dozens of drivers to coverage on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, one of the city’s main thoroughfares. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/anonymous-claims-responsibility-yandex-moscow-taxi-exploit-200422959.html

YouTube is still battling 2020 election misinformation as it prepares for the midterms

YouTube and Google are the latest platforms to share more about how they are preparing for the upcoming midterm elections, and the flood of misinformation that will come with it. For YouTube, much of that strategy hinges on continuing to counter misinformation about the 2020 presidential election. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/you-ube-is-still-battling-2020-election-misinformation-as-it-prepares-for-the-midterms-183849842.html

House of the Dragon co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik has left the show

Though House of the Dragon reportedly gave HBO its biggest premiere of all time and has already been renewed for a second season, co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik’s getting ready to exit the series for his next big thing. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/1/23332807/house-of-the-dragon-miguel-sapochnik-exit