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May 4, 2022, 12:25 AM

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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Investigation: for $160+, SafeGraph sells a week's worth of data on visitors of 600+ Planned Parenthood locations, including where they came from and went after  —  It costs just over $160 to get a week's worth of data on where people who visited Planned Parenthood came from, and where they went afterwards.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Internal documents: the CDC bought the location data of millions of phones in the US to analyze compliance with COVID-19 rules, especially in the Navajo Nation  —  Newly released documents showed the CDC planned to use phone location data to monitor schools and churches, and wanted to use the data for many non-COVID-19 purposes too.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Elon Musk told potential investors in his Twitter deal he plans to stage an IPO of the company in as little as three years after taking it private  —  Tesla chief says he could stage IPO within three years of acquisition  —  Elon Musk, who has agreed to take Twitter Inc. TWTR -0.55%▼ …
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Twitter tests Twitter Circle, a feature for sharing tweets with up to 150 people, rather than publicly, similar to Instagram's Close Friends sharing option  —  Twitter today announced that it is testing a new Twitter Circle feature, which is designed to allow people to share their tweets with a smaller crowd.
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
NonFungible: NFT sales fell 92% to a ~19K daily average this week from a ~225K peak in September 2021; active wallets fell 88% to ~14K from a November 2021 high  —  Is this the beginning of the end of NFTs?  —  1x  —  The NFT market is collapsing.  —  The sale of nonfungible tokens …
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
Meta's AI lab creates Open Pretrained Transformer, a language model trained with 175B parameters to match GPT-3's size, and gives it to researchers for free  —  Meta's AI lab has created a massive new language model that shares both the remarkable abilities and the harmful flaws of OpenAI's pioneering neural network GPT-3.
Matt Milano / Android Authority:
Samsung unveils Universal Flash Storage 4.0, claiming double the speed of UFS 3.1, making it ideal for 5G phones, and sets mass production for Q3 2022  —  5G smartphones are about to get much faster.  —  TL;DR  — Samsung's UFS 4.0 flash storage will offer twice the performance of 3.1.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
AMD Q1: revenue grew 71% YoY to $5.89B, including $2.8B from Computing and Graphics, up 33% YoY, and $2.5B from Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom, up 88% YoY  —  - AMD reported first quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday.  — AMD's results on Tuesday suggest that the chipmaker …
Jackie Davalos / Bloomberg:
Lyft reports Q1 revenue of $875.6M, up 44% YoY, vs $844.5M est., and a net loss of $196.9M, but misses on 17.8M active riders, vs 18M expected; stock down 25%+  —  Lyft Inc. slumped 26% after it gave a forecast for the current quarter that missed analysts' estimates as the company plans …
Reuters:
Match Group Q1: revenue of $799M, up 20% YoY, vs $794M est., operating income up 10% YoY to $208M; Zynga President Bernard Kim named CEO, replacing Shar Dubey  —  Match Group's (MTCH.O) Shar Dubey will step down as chief executive officer, the Tinder owner said on Tuesday …
Wall Street Journal:
The SEC plans to add 20 investigators and litigators to its Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit, created in September 2017 to investigate fraud, taking it to 50 staff  —  Agency to add 20 staffers to help tighten scrutiny of unregulated $1.7 trillion cryptocurrency market
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Airbnb Q1: nights and experiences up 59% YoY to 102.1M, vs 100.9M est., revenue up 70% YoY to $1.51B, vs $1.45B est., and a $19M net loss, down from $1.2B YoY  —  - Airbnb is expecting a strong summer as travel continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

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