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April 17, 2022, 2:55 PM

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@yishan:
[Thread] Ex-Reddit CEO warns Elon Musk that he doesn't understand current internet culture enough to handle the challenges of large social networks like Twitter  —  I've now been asked multiple times for my take on Elon's offer for Twitter. So fine, this is what I think about that. I will assume the takeover succeeds, and he takes Twitter private. (I have little knowledge/insight into how actual takeover battles work or play out) (long 🧵)
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Musk's free speech definition is utter nonsense and his suggestions for Twitter completely ignore decades of content moderation iteration on social platforms  —  from the not-how-any-of-this-works dept  —  Lots of talk yesterday as Elon Musk made a hostile takeover bid for all of Twitter.
Nathan Baschez / Every:
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
@rabble:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
GitHub says an attacker used stolen OAuth user tokens issued to Heroku and Travis-CI to steal private repository data from dozens of organizations including npm  —  GitHub revealed today that an attacker is using stolen user tokens (issued to Heroku and Travis-CI OAuth) to download data from private repositories.
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
Beanstalk, a credit-focused stablecoin protocol built on Ethereum, has lost about $182M in various crypto assets to an exploit  —  Beanstalk, a credit-focused stablecoin protocol built on Ethereum, was exploited Sunday morning.  —  The protocol lost about $182 million in various crypto assets …
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Workers at Apple's flagship Grand Central Terminal store in Manhattan have begun to formally collect signatures to form a union  —  If successful, the effort would be the first time an Apple retail location has unionized  —  Workers at Apple's flagship Grand Central Terminal retail location …
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Apple's yearslong effort to design its own silicon to replace Intel chips in Macs, including an interview with Hardware Technologies SVP Johny Srouji  —  Apple's risky, yearslong effort to design its own silicon paid off when supply-chain disruptions left competitors scrambling
Ernesto Van der Sar / TorrentFreak:
DuckDuckGo seems to have completely removed the search results for YouTube-dl and many popular pirate sites including The Pirate Bay, 1337x.to, and Fmovies  —  Launched in 2008, search engine DuckDuckGo is a go-to service for Internet users who value their privacy.
Rest of World:
Wall Street Journal:
Data shows the percentage share of e-commerce in total US retail sales, which is still up from pre-pandemic levels, has started to drop as in-store sales rise  —  E-commerce retailers that rode a surge of online purchases in 2020 are now grappling with the fact that some customers have returned to stores
Jonathan Haidt / The Atlantic:
Social media platforms have weakened major forces that bind democracies together, especially after 2009 when the virality of social media started to intensify  —  What would it have been like to live in Babel in the days after its destruction?  In the Book of Genesis, we are told …

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