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.
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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