March 13, 2022, 11:20 AM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter updated its iOS app to let users swipe between the algorithmic Home and reverse chronological Latest timelines but users can't make Latest the default  —  You won't be able to default to the chronological timeline  —  Twitter is rolling out a change that, frustratingly …
Bojan Pancevski / Wall Street Journal:
People are sending news about Ukraine to Russians using a website that randomly selects from a list of ~20M phone numbers and ~140M email addresses in Russia  —  Website developed by hackers is new initiative in West's battle to counter Russia's propaganda campaign
Rest of World:
Behind the rise of Kuaishou's short-form video app Kwai in Brazil, where it has amassed 45M+ monthly active users by appealing to people with blue collar jobs  —  Kuaishou is chasing novela creators and working-class users in Latin America to keep up with the competition.
Benjamin Goggin / NBC News:
A look at growing online meth communities on Zoom, Reddit, and others as they attract little attention from content moderators, worsening the addiction problem  —  In December, Paul went home for the holidays.  Like many people, he hadn't seen his family for almost a year.
Kim Bhasin / Bloomberg:
Mojo, an upcoming app for fans to buy and sell “stocks” of professional athletes at values based on performance, raises a $75M Series A led by Thrive Capital  —  Baseball great Alex Rodriguez and his business partner, Marc Lore, are investing in a new company aiming to be a …
Sources: NSA and other agencies are investigating an attack that disabled Viasat's satellite internet service in Europe on February 24 as Russia invaded Ukraine  —  Western intelligence agencies are investigating a cyberattack by unidentified hackers that disrupted broadband satellite internet access …

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