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January 9, 2022, 3:15 PM

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Moxie Marlinspike:
How Web3 apps and wallets inevitably depend on centralized services like OpenSea, Infura, and Alchemy, which don't even provide authenticated responses  —  Despite considering myself a cryptographer, I have not found myself particularly drawn to “crypto.”  I don't think I've ever actually said the words …
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Vitalik Buterin / r/ethereum on Reddit:
Ethereum co-founder responds: “the properly authenticated decentralized blockchain world is coming”, but is slowed by “limited technical resources and funding”  —  The word “server” imo is not very useful in the blockchain context; it combines together a bundle of concepts that are best treated separately.
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
How the peer pressure to be a part of the blue bubble iMessage text groups keeps US teens locked into Apple's ecosystem  —  The iPhone maker cultivated iMessage as a must-have texting tool for teens.  Android users trigger a just-a-little-less-cool green bubble: 'Ew, that's gross.'
Tracy Wang / CoinDesk:
A look at the turmoil inside Pudgy Penguins, one of the most successful NFT projects, as community members clash with founders over the future of the project  —  There's trouble brewing in the huddle.  —  The beloved NFT project Pudgy Penguins voted out its founders on Thursday …
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Katie Harbath, a former Facebook public policy director, who says social media will incubate future political violence unless governments intervene  —  Katie Harbath says she left Facebook disillusioned; now she pushes for more online guardrails  —  Katie Harbath joined Facebook …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Signal employees worry anonymous transactions could appeal to criminals, which would attract regulatory scrutiny and aid lawmakers who want to end encryption  —  A push into untraceable payments could put end-to-end encryption at risk  —  Today, let's talk about a little-discussed story …
Bloomberg:
PayPal confirms it is exploring launching its own stablecoin, after code in its iOS app showed it is working on a “PayPal Coin” backed by USD  —  PayPal Holdings Inc. is exploring the launch of its own stablecoin as part of its cryptocurrency push, according to the company …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Gurman: Apple's upcoming mixed reality headset will not be an all-day device and will be used for bursts of gaming, communication, and content consumption  —  Apple is widely expected to take the wraps off of its first mixed reality headset this year, with a focus on augmented reality and virtual reality experiences.
William Turton / Bloomberg:
Profile of Anne Neuberger, the NSC deputy advisor at the center of increasing tension over control between US agencies handling cybersecurity  —  Anne Neuberger, the Biden administration's Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, organized a virtual summit on ransomware for Oct. 13, 2021.
Jay Caspian Kang / New York Times:
How Ryan's World, launched in 2015 with a then three-year-old Ryan Kaji, grew into a content behemoth with 10 YouTube channels and deals with Amazon and others  —  Ten-year-old Ryan Kaji and his family have turned videos of him playing with toys into a multimillion-dollar empire.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Meta rolls out a new version of Facebook's Privacy Center to some US desktop users, putting the onus on users to learn about its security and privacy controls  —  The new Privacy Center includes guides and controls  —  Meta (the company formerly known as Facebook) has announced a new version …

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