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November 23, 2022, 2:35 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: hundreds of Foxconn workers at the iPhone plant in Zhengzhou clashed with security guards as protests erupted over unpaid wages and COVID-19 fears  —  Hundreds of workers at Apple Inc.'s main iPhone-making plant in China clashed with security personnel, as tensions boiled over after almost …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
An interview with @dril on Elon Musk's Twitter, which he says is “a work in progress”, like Hyperloop, and will be a “beautiful thing at the end of the day”  —  The ‘patron saint of the internet’ tells The Post he'll never pay for verification but will learn to code if Musk offers him a job
David Dayen / American Prospect:
A look at a letter from March by four GOP and four Democratic House members discouraging the SEC from probing crypto firms; five had donations from FTX staff  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission was seeking information from collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX earlier this year …
New York Times:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
SBF claims FTX had ~$60B in collateral in spring 2022, before a credit squeeze, market selloff, and “run on the bank” reduced it to $9B and led to bankruptcy  —  The former FTX CEO did not address concerns about customer funds being misappropriated or other recent revelations about the company.
Berber Jin / Wall Street Journal:
Ken Sweet / Associated Press:
Stuart A. Thompson / New York Times:
Analysis: of the estimated 140,000 accounts paying for Twitter Blue, many are far-right influencers, the average has 560 followers, some are spoofs, and more  —  When Elon Musk bought Twitter last month, he made Twitter Blue, an existing subscription service, the backbone of his strategy to increase revenue.
AJ Vicens / CyberScoop:
In its Q3 Adversarial Threat Report, Meta attributes a pro-US campaign to US military-run phony Facebook accounts, Pages, Groups, and Instagram accounts  —  People associated with the U.S. military were behind dozens of phony Facebook accounts, more than a dozen pages, a pair of groups …
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Windows Subsystem for Linux is now generally available for Windows 10 and 11 via the Microsoft Store, as Microsoft makes the Store version of WSL the default  —  Microsoft announced today that the Store version of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is generally available for Windows 10 and 11 customers.
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
Amazon's Twitch makes changes to address child predation concerns, including mandatory phone verification and improving account termination for users under 13  —  Twitch, the video game livestreaming site popular with teens and kids, announced changes it's making on the platform to increase safety …
Denny Jacob / Wall Street Journal:
New York Times:
New York becomes the first US state to restrict crypto-mining as Gov. Kathy Hochul signs a bill imposing a two-year moratorium on permits at fossil fuel plants  —  National cryptocurrency industry groups had lobbied Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto the environmental ban, fearful that other states could follow New York's lead.

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