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October 24, 2022, 11:15 AM

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Financial Times:
A look at the long-term impact on TSMC's business as the US seeks to reduce its dependency on Taiwanese chips and cut China off from key semiconductor supplies  —  Washington wants the company that dominates semiconductors to move more production to the US but Taipei is resisting
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The Bureau of Investigative Journalism:
Interviews with TikTok moderators in Colombia, contracted via Teleperformance, describe pay as low as $10 per day, horrific content, long hours, and more  —  Content warning: This story contains description of extreme and disturbing violence, suicide, child abuse and cruelty to animals.
Henry Ren / Bloomberg:
As President Xi Jinping consolidates his grip on China's ruling party, Alibaba, JD.com, Naspers, and other tech stocks drop by 10%+  —  US-listed Chinese stocks tumbled in premarket trading, with investors spooked by President Xi Jinping's tightening grip on China's ruling party …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: 14" and 16" MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max and an M2 Mac mini are coming soon; Apple tests a Mac Pro with 24 CPU cores, 72 GPU cores, and 192GB RAM  —  Apple's latest iPad lineup and software strategy is its most confusing to date, but here's how the company could ultimately fix it.
Sunil Jagtiani / Bloomberg:
FTX plans to offer $6M to account holders impacted by a phishing incident via a third-party site, but says this kind of relief will not become the norm  —  Digital-asset exchange FTX will provide about $6 million compensation to its account holders impacted by a phishing incident via a third-party website.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
iPad (10th gen) review: great performance and battery, lots of apps, and USB-C, but accessories are confusing and expensive, high price, and average display  —  Apple's latest base-model iPad cribs a lot of features from the more expensive iPad Air.  But it also is considerably more expensive than before, making it a tough sell.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US banks backing Elon Musk's Twitter deal plan to hold all $13B of debt on their balance sheets rather than selling it, amid a difficult debt market  —  Truncated timeline to sell $13 billion in debt—and strained market conditions—could make Twitter the biggest ‘hung’ buyout deal of all time
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Researchers find thousands of repos on GitHub offering fake proof-of-concept exploits for various vulnerabilities, with many of them containing malware instead  —  Researchers at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science found thousands of repositories on GitHub that offer fake proof-of-concept …

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