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November 28, 2022, 6:45 AM

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Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Researchers: China seems to be flooding Twitter with porn tweets mentioning places where people are protesting, overwhelming Twitter's reduced moderation team  —  For hours, links to adult content overwhelmed other posts from cities where dramatic rallies escalated
Reuters:
Elon Musk claims “all-time high” Twitter signups, averaging 2M+/day in the seven days to November 16, up 66% YoY, and user active minutes of ~8B/day, up 30% YoY  —  Nov 27 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has said that new user signups to the social media platform are at an …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
The FCC imposes a ban on equipment from Huawei and ZTE, camera providers Hikvision and Dahua, and radio maker Hytera, citing “a risk to national security”  —  US regulators imposed a ban on electronic equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., continuing a years-long effort …
Vlad Savov / Bloomberg:
Source: turmoil at Foxconn's Zhengzhou hub is likely to lower iPhone 14 Pro production by close to 6M units in 2022, potentially worsening if lockdowns continue  —  Turmoil at Apple Inc.'s key manufacturing hub of Zhengzhou is likely to result in a production shortfall of close …
South China Morning Post:
Eva Corlett / The Guardian:
New Zealand says Twitter failed to detect or remove clips from the 2019 Christchurch terror attack until the government alerted the company  —  Footage was taken down only after the New Zealand government alerted Twitter, which had failed to pick up the content as harmful
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
A look at OpenAI's Minecraft bot, which has learned to complete complex tasks in Minecraft after being trained on 70K hours of video of people playing the game  —  Online videos are a vast and untapped source of training data—and OpenAI says it has a new way to use it.
Christiana Loureiro / The Block:
Report: several US states are investigating Genesis Global as part of an inquiry into interconnectedness of crypto firms, securities laws violations, and more  —  - States including Alabama are looking into crypto firms and whether they violated securities laws.
Tim Copeland / The Block:
Binance releases its proof-of-reserves system, starting with BTC, claiming it has 582,485 BTC and 575,742 BTC user balance, a reserve ratio of 101% for users  —  - Binance has put out its proof-of-reserves system, in light of FTX's meltdown.  — It shows a reserve ratio of 101% for its users' bitcoin balances.

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