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April 17, 2022, 6:25 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:
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
PeckShield: Beanstalk, a credit-focused stablecoin protocol built on Ethereum, lost ~$182M in crypto to a flash loan for a fake protocol improvement proposal  —  Beanstalk, a credit-focused stablecoin protocol built on Ethereum, was exploited Sunday morning.
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.
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Workers at Apple's flagship Grand Central Terminal store in Manhattan start formally collecting 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
Rest of World:
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.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
The iPad needs a “pro” mode when the device is connected to a keyboard and a trackpad, with Mac-like multitasking, a proper desktop, and more for advanced users  —  Ahead of Apple's developers conference, here's how I suggest fixing its iPad software conundrum: a “pro mode” …
Wall Street Journal:
Data shows e-commerce as a percentage share of all US retail has almost returned to pre-pandemic levels; in March e-commerce dropped YoY as in-store sales rose  —  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

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