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CoinDesk:
FTX claims the company was hacked, telling users to delete FTX apps, not install app updates, and not to visit FTX.com, after $600M+ in crypto left its wallets  —  FTX officials appeared to confirm rumors of a hack on Telegram, instructing users to delete FTX apps and avoid its website.
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Financial Times:
FTX's balance sheet shows $900M in liquid assets the day before bankruptcy, including $470M in Robinhood shares owned by an SBF entity not in bankruptcy filings  —  Vast gap highlights the dire state of Sam Bankman-Fried's exchange before it collapsed into bankruptcy
Angus Berwick / Reuters:
Sources: spreadsheets Sam Bankman-Fried showed to FTX's regulatory and legal teams reveal $1B-$2B of client funds moved from FTX to Alameda are unaccounted for  —  At least $1 billion of customer funds have vanished from collapsed crypto exchange FTX, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Bradley Saacks / Semafor:
Sources: Sam Bankman-Fried and most of his inner circle are still in the Bahamas but many senior FTX employees left for Hong Kong and elsewhere in recent days  —  Nassau, Bahamas — Many of the dozens of senior employees who work at FTX in the Bahamas, where the embattled crypto exchange is headquartered …
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
FTX US General Counsel says the exchange expedited moving its remaining funds to cold wallets “to mitigate damage upon observing unauthorized transactions”  —  Millions of dollars started to mysteriously move from FTX late Friday U.S. hours.  —  FTX US General Counsel Ryne Miller …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison told staff on November 9 that she, SBF, and two FTX executives knew that FTX lent its customers' money to Alameda  —  Trading firm Alameda's troubles helped lead to the bankruptcy of crypto exchange FTX  —  Alameda Research's chief executive …
New York Times:
An internal Twitter log shows that more than 140,000 accounts had signed up for the new Twitter Blue as of November 10  —  The social media service, which is undergoing changes from its new owner Elon Musk, has descended into a messy swirl of spoof messages and parody accounts.
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Mia Sato / The Verge:
New York Times:
Internal docs and court records: the FBI made a push in late 2020 and H1 2021 to deploy Pegasus in its criminal investigations but dropped the plan in July 2021  —  Christopher Wray, the F.B.I.'s director, told Congress last December that the bureau purchased the phone hacking tool Pegasus for research purposes.
Bloomberg:
FTX's crash highlights VC flaws like Sequoia not having access to Alameda's balance sheet despite its due diligence and FTX investors not demanding a board seat  —  Among the last people to realize that the cryptocurrency exchange FTX was a financial time bomb were the company's own investors.
Clive Thompson / UX Collective:
A look at Mastodon's “antiviral” design and culture, where users push back at features and behaviors that promote virality, and embrace things that add friction  —  Back in 2017 I wrote a short column for Wired about “antiviral” design.  —  I'd recently been using some fun …

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