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November 1, 2022, 2:05 AM

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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.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter has frozen some employee access to content moderation and policy enforcement tools, raising concerns about misinformation ahead of US midterms  —  Twitter Inc., the social network being overhauled by new owner Elon Musk, has frozen some employee access to internal tools used …
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Sources: Elon Musk pulled 50+ Tesla employees, mostly Autopilot software engineers, two Boring Company employees, and one Neuralink employee 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 …
Kali Hays / Insider:
SEC filing: Jack Dorsey rolled over his remaining 2.4% stake in Twitter, worth $1B+, into X Holdings, which Elon Musk didn't have to pay to acquire the company  —  - Dorsey left his second stint as CEO of Twitter last year.  — A co-founder of the platform and friend of Musk, he's been supportive of the $44 billion takeover.
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk absolutely did not fire top Twitter executives, including Parag Agrawal, for “cause”, as you can easily tell by reading their employment agreements  —  Oh Elon  —  I don't know if you noticed, but I have spent much of the last six months writing about how Elon Musk …
Washington Post:
Financial Times:
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 …
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 …

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