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April 16, 2022, 3:55 PM

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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.
Axios:
Twitter adopts a “poison pill” to thwart Elon Musk's $43B takeover, giving shareholders time to purchase additional shares at a discount to dilute 15%+ stakes  —  Twitter's board on Friday enacted a defensive measure meant to deter Elon Musk's $43 billion hostile takeover bid.
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Sources: Elon Musk is speaking to investors, including Silver Lake, to partner with him on a Twitter bid; a plan with partners could be announced within days  —  Elon Musk is speaking to investors who could partner with him on a bid for Twitter, sources close to the matter told The Post.
@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 🧵)
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
@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.
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
Bloomberg:
At least seven crypto firms have suspended rupee deposits; CoinGecko: daily trading volumes on Indian crypto exchanges have fallen 88%-96% since peaking in 2021  —  When Surojit Chatterjee walked on stage at a Coinbase Global Inc. conference in Bengaluru, India, on April 7 …
Jeff Burt / The Register:
Google updates Chrome to fix a type confusion vulnerability actively exploited in the wild and another security flaw, the third Chrome emergency patch in 2022  —  The latest patch is aimed at a type confusion vulnerability that is actively being exploited  —  Google is issuing fixes …
Rebecca Szkutak / Forbes:
A profile of Anna Fang, CEO of China-based ZhenFund, who has backed 30+ seed-stage startups that became unicorns and 90+ startups that had a successful exit  —  When ZhenFund CEO Anna Fang was new to venture investing, her mentor told her that the right entrepreneurs to back are the ones …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
An interview with a former Xinjiang prisoner, who details how China extensively uses tech like Hikvision surveillance cameras to facilitate human rights abuses  —  The rare firsthand account will help investigate human rights abuses  —  For 10 months in 2018, Ovalbek Turdakun was a prisoner …
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.

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