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December 5, 2021, 8:10 PM

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Tim Copeland / The Block:
Crypto exchange BitMart says it was hacked, resulting in the loss of ~$150M in crypto after its Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain hot wallets were breached  —  Crypto exchange BitMart said late Saturday that it has suffered a hack, resulting in the loss of $150 million worth of crypto.
Max Read / Read Max:
As Web3 takes proliferate, it's worth noting there are two distinct “is Web3 bullshit?” questions: an open-ended technical question, and whether it will “win”  —  And is that even the right question? … Is web3 bullshit?  The hazy vision of new decentralized internet …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google is investigating a report that a Pixel 5a, sent to an official repair center in Texas, was used to bypass 2FA on several of the owner's accounts  —  Google says it's investigating the latest report  —  After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a in for repair at Google …
Katie Schoolov / CNBC:
Amazon's shipping investments, like chartering cargo ships, making its own containers, and chartering long-haul planes, are helping it avoid supply chain chaos  —  How Amazon is beating supply chain chaos with its own containers, chartered...  For years, Amazon has been quietly chartering …
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
Clearview AI is set to win a US patent for facial recognition technology that the company says is the first to cover a “search engine for faces”  —  Clearview AI has gotten the green light on a federal patent for its facial recognition technology — an award that the company …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the challenges of developing a mass-market augmented reality headset as Apple reportedly prepares to launch its own mixed reality device in 2022  —  An augmented-reality headset or smart glasses could become the tech giant's next big thing  —  If you thought the hullabaloo about Facebook …
Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
The head of US Cyber Command says the US military has “taken actions” against ransomware groups, the first public acknowledgement of the offensive measures  —  Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, said a new cross-functional effort has been gathering intelligence …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Sense, whose HR software helps recruit blue-collar workers, raises a $50M Series D led by SoftBank's Vision Fund 2; source says Sense is now valued at $500M  —  Sense, an HR tech startup that helps some of the world's largest staffing and recruitment agencies timely find and hire talent …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Profile of Twitch streamer Tyler Steinkamp, including the loneliness and rage that comes with streaming game battles and real-world moments for 50 hours a week  —  NEW LONDON, Mo. — Just before midnight, six hours into his 10-hour Twitch live stream, Tyler Steinkamp's rage begins to erupt.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Life House, which offers hotel management software, raises a $60M Series C co-led by Kayak and Inovia Capital, bringing its total funding to over $100M  —  Inovia Capital, Tiger Global also backed the startup, which has developed software aimed at hotel operators

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