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January 30, 2022, 11:50 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) …
Samantha Hissong / Rolling Stone:
Profile of artist Seneca, who says she is the lead designer behind the original Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection and has seen relatively little compensation  —  The Bored Ape Yacht Club lit up the internet — but its lead designer, Seneca, has been watching from the shadows
Stephanie Clifford / Elle:
Profile of Ann Lai, who settled a harassment lawsuit against Justin Caldbeck's Binary Capital in 2020, as she talks about her ordeal publicly for the first time  —  She quit her high-profile job and sounded an alarm about bad behavior in tech—and she was nearly forced from the industry.
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.
Claire L. Evans / The Verge:
Profile of Susan Headley, an influential hacker of the 1980s, who specialized in social engineering and now leads a quiet life in a large US Midwestern city  —  She was known, back then, as Susan Thunder.  For someone in the business of deception, she stood out: she was unusually tall …
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 …
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 …

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