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December 28, 2021, 2:00 PM

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BBC:
Amazon says it has updated Alexa after the voice assistant “challenged” a 10-year-old girl to touch a penny to the prongs of a half-inserted plug  —  Amazon has updated its Alexa voice assistant after it “challenged” a 10-year-old girl to touch a coin to the prongs of a half-inserted plug.
Shannon Liao / Washington Post:
Riot Games agrees to pay $100M to settle a 2018 class-action gender discrimination lawsuit with current and former women employees and California state agencies  —  “League of Legends” publisher Riot Games announced Monday that it is settling a 2018 gender-based discrimination class-action suit …
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
The App Store's most popular iOS app on Christmas was Oculus, a promising sign for Meta, which does not disclose how many VR headsets it sells  —  - Meta, Facebook's parent company, had the most popular app in Apple's App Store on Christmas: the Oculus VR app.
Michail / GSMArena.com:
Xiaomi unveils the 6.28-inch 12 and 6.73-inch 12 Pro with Snapdragon 8, 50MP camera, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, coming December 31 starting at ~$580  —  After months of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi's 12 series is now official with two entries - Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro.
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Scott Chipolina / Decrypt:
Overview of El Salvador's official yet controversial adoption of bitcoin in 2021, as many citizens have reportedly seen bitcoin vanish from their Chivo wallets  —  At this year's Bitcoin Conference in Miami in June, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced his country would soon accept Bitcoin as legal tender.
Balaji Srinivasan:
Exploring the concept of mirrortables, where a company's cap table is mirrored on-chain with Ethereum and ENS or other Web3 tools, to streamline angel investing  —  Here is what angel investing should be: … If you understand all the concepts in this statement, consider working on this problem or joining a team in the space!
Kieran Press-Reynolds / Insider:
A TikTok moderator sues the company for an unsafe workplace that gave her PTSD; her lawyer says TikTok stopped her from working a day after the suit was filed  —  - A TikTok content moderator is suing the company, alleging it did not provide a safe workplace.

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