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January 30, 2022, 12:20 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
FCC announces $1.2B in funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand broadband services across 32 states, provided by 23 telecom companies  —  The FCC plans to deploy broadband service in one million new areas  —  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
A look at Google's history with tablets; Android co-founder Rich Miner's LinkedIn page says he has been working as Google's Android tablets CTO since March 2021  —  This wild Android tablet concept could have completely changed the way we interact with our devices.  Ready to pop the red pill?
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How Lina Khan's FTC is using the concept of “monopsony”, a market where one buyer is pre-eminent, to push for Big Tech antitrust regulation  —  Federal Trade Commission chief Lina Khan has developed an innovative way to frame the issue.  Whether she has the tools to see it through remains to be seen.
Reuters:
Meta says it has paused new users from joining its social media tracking tool CrowdTangle as it works “through some staffing constraints”  —  Facebook's parent company Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) has paused new users from joining its social media tracking tool CrowdTangle due to staffing constraints.
Brian Fung / CNN:
Filings and interviews with decision makers and legal experts reveal bureaucracy with competing mandates at the FAA and FCC caused the 5G launch blowup  —  Emirates president blasts 5G rollout: ‘Utterly irresponsible’  —  (CNN)From canceled flights to dire warnings of a stalled shipping economy …
Frank Holland / CNBC:
Visa says customers made $2.5B in payments with its crypto-linked cards in its fiscal Q1 of 2022, which was 70% of its crypto volume for all of FY 2021  —  - Visa said during its recent earnings call that customers made $2.5 billion in payments with its crypto-linked cards in its fiscal first quarter of 2022.
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Twitter says it stopped enforcing its civic integrity policy in March 2021 regarding lies about the 2020 US election as Biden had been president for over a year  —  (CNN)Twitter quit taking action to try to limit the spread of lies about the 2020 election, the company said on Friday …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
DeFi service Qubit Finance says a hacker stole ~$80M in Binance coins on January 27 and offers them a bug bounty in exchange for returning the cryptocurrency  —  A threat actor has used an exploit to steal approximately $80 million from Qubit Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple adds unlisted app distribution to the App Store, letting developers publish an app that can only be installed via a direct link and not found via search  —  Apple has deployed an interesting new App Store feature called ‘unlisted app distribution’.  This means a developer can now publish …

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