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October 31, 2022, 10:05 PM

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Axios:
Sources: Elon Musk told Twitter engineers to work on a Vine reboot that may be ready by the end of 2022; Twitter acquired Vine in 2012 and shut it down in 2016  —  Elon Musk has instructed Twitter engineers to work on a Vine reboot that could be ready by year end, multiple sources tell Axios.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Sources: Elon Musk has pulled more than 50 of his trusted Tesla employees, mostly software engineers from the Autopilot team, to help at Twitter  —  - Tesla CEO Elon Musk, now sole director and CEO of Twitter, is asking employees of the social network to redesign their subscription and verification systems within one week.
Washington Post:
Source: Elon Musk plans to lay off 25% of Twitter's 7,000+ staff in the coming days  —  The first round of layoffs, led by his lawyer Alex Spiro, will target 25 percent of the workforce  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Members of billionaire Elon Musk's inner circle huddled with Twitter's remaining …
Financial Times:
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
The FTC accuses homework help app Chegg of security lapses, such as ~40M users' personal info and passwords stolen in 2018; Chegg agrees to boost data security  —  Chegg, a homework help app, exposed the data of 40 million users, including details about some students' sexual orientation and religion …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Debunking five myths that may be sinking Meta's stock, including claims of Facebook users deserting, Instagram engagement falling, and TikTok dominating  —  What happened to Meta last week — and my response to it — expressed in meme-form:  —  In 2018, the market was panicking …
Alyssa Lukpat / Wall Street Journal:
The world's top 20 tech billionaires have lost $480B+ on paper in 2022; Mark Zuckerberg's wealth dropped by $87B+, and Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos lost $58B+ each  —  Moguls including Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos have collectively lost more on paper than the market values of most S&P 500 companies
Amanda Hoover / Wired:
Some Twitter users, concerned about Elon Musk's ownership, are moving to alternative platforms, including Mastodon, which has seen sign-ups surge, and Discord  —  Discord, Mastodon and other services are bustling as Twitter fans make backup plans for their online social lives.
Selina Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Foxconn's Zhengzhou iPhone plant as the company uses harsh lockdown measures to try to contain a weekslong COVID-19 outbreak in a crucial ordering period  —  As it adheres to Beijing's strict epidemic controls, Apple's biggest smartphone assembler scrambles to keep production lines moving

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