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October 30, 2022, 2:35 PM

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Rachel Sharp / The Independent:
Elon Musk shared a lurid, baseless conspiracy theory on Twitter about the attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi, in response to a Hillary Clinton tweet  —  Billionaire peddled the conspiracy theory on Twitter just days after he completed his takeover of the social media platform
Alex Stamos / @alexstamos:
[Thread] Elon Musk made himself the global face of content moderation amid growing government pressures even as his Tesla wealth depends on China and others  —  I think @elonmusk has made a huge mistake, making himself the global face of content moderation at a critical moment of struggle with governments, while maintaining massive personal exposure to challenging countries.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Sources: on October 28, Twitter engineers were told to print out their last 30 to 60 days of code for Elon Musk to review, and then told to shred the printouts  —  Twitter has a new CEO.  And he'd like to see your code, please  —  Elon Musk took over Twitter on Thursday like a military general …
Martin Peers / The Information:
Source: Elon Musk fired top Twitter executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, “for cause”, in an apparent attempt to avoid severance and unvested stock payouts  —  When Elon Musk terminated four top Twitter executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Segal on Thursday …
New York Times:
Sources: Elon Musk planned to begin layoffs at Twitter as soon as October 29, before staff are scheduled to receive stock grants on November 1  —  The billionaire planned to begin layoffs as soon as Saturday, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk planned …
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
Twitter's head of safety and integrity says it has not changed content policies but had been subject to “an organized effort to make people think we have”  —  Platform says 300 accounts carried out 50,000-plus tweets in ‘organised effort to make users think firm has changed content policy’
New York Times:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to launch M2-based versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros in early March 2023; M2 Max will have 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores  —  Apple's next group of Macs probably won't launch until early next year, which means it will have fewer new devices to sell in the holiday quarter.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Amid a downturn, tech companies may shift their focus from “gee-whiz” projects, like self-driving cars and metaverses, to truly useful products that make money  —  History shows that downturns are when the industry shifts focus from flashy novelties to things that are truly useful
Christina Caron / New York Times:
Some teens are using TikTok to self-diagnose mental illnesses, as health providers worry about inaccurate information and accounts encouraging harmful behavior  —  While social media can help people feel less alone, using it to evaluate symptoms has several downsides.
Gordon Corera / BBC:
Inside the US National Cyber Mission Force, which has been deployed to 20 countries since 2018 to battle state-backed Russian, Chinese, and North Korean hackers  —  Russia failed to take down Ukrainian computer systems with a massive cyber-attack when it invaded this year, despite many analysts' predictions.
Wall Street Journal:
How the detention of Huawei's then CFO Meng Wanzhou to stand trial in the US provoked a standoff between global powers and splintered US-China relations  —  Detention of a Chinese executive to stand trial in the U.S. provoked a standoff between global rivals and opened an acrimonious new era

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