Techmeme
November 29, 2022, 11:20 AM

Top News

Platformer:
Sources: Twitter begins reinstating ~62K accounts with more than 10K followers after Elon Musk's poll on general amnesty; one account has over 5M followers  —  They're skeptical of their workers, too.  PLUS: New details on Musk's ‘general amnesty’ for banned Twitter users  —  and Zoë Schiffer
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter stopped enforcing its longstanding COVID-19 “harmful misinformation” policy on November 23; more than 11,000 accounts were suspended under the rules  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Washington Post:
Source: in Q1 2022, Apple was the top advertiser on Twitter, spending $48M and accounting for over 4% of Twitter's revenue that quarter  —  In a series of tweets, the billionaire says Apple also has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter  —  Elon Musk on Monday went on a tear against Apple …
Financial Times:
BlockFi sues Sam Bankman-Fried's Emergent Fidelity Technologies to seize Robinhood shares that SBF had pledged as collateral under an agreement on November 9  —  Complaint against FTX founder comes as crypto company becomes the latest to seek bankruptcy protection
Ryan Weeks / The Block:
Binance's $1B recovery fund is a lifeline, but questions remain, including on decision making and why funds came from a cold wallet that holds customer funds  —  - The billion-dollar fund could be a crucial lifeline for the industry, as companies tussle with the aftershocks of FTX's collapse.
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
Internal FTX documents detail SBF's desperate attempts to cling on to power, convinced he could save FTX; SBF claims “numerous parties” were willing to invest  —  Emails and text messages show how lawyers and executives struggled to persuade the 30-year-old entrepreneur to give up control of his collapsing crypto exchange.
Wall Street Journal:
Morgan Meaker / Wired:
Sources: Twitter has one staffer left on a team dedicated to removing CSAM after layoffs, despite Elon Musk saying “removing child exploitation is priority #1”  —  Just one person remains to enforce the company's ban on child sexual abuse content across Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
Financial Times:
Haje Jan Kamps / TechCrunch:
Apple Watch Ultra and Oceanic+ review by a scuba diver: user interface and screen are better than other dive computers, but misses some high-end features  —  In short: dive computer makers should be worried  —  In September, Apple launched the Apple Watch Ultra, which is not only waterproof to 100 meters …
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Memo: Evan Spiegel told Snap employees that he expects them to be in the company's offices 80% of the time, or four or more days a week, starting February 2023  —  Snap Inc. Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel told employees that he expects them to be in the social media company's offices …
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
The UK government says the updated Online Safety Bill won't force tech giants to remove content that is “legal but harmful”, following free speech complaints  —  Britain will not force tech giants to remove content that is “legal but harmful” from their platforms after campaigners …
RT Watson / The Block:
Report: Fanatics' sports NFT service Candy Digital lays off as many as half of its 100-person staff; the startup raised a $100M Series A in October 2021  —  - Despite achieving unicorn status last year Candy Digital decided to let go of a large number of its roughly 100 employees
Mark Harris / Wired:
A look at the FBI's January 6 investigation geofence warrant: Google identified 5K+ devices; dozens appear to have been in airplane mode or had data deleted  —  Google provided investigators with location data for more than 5,000 devices as part of the federal investigation into the attack on the US Capitol.
Axios:
Source: Yahoo plans to launch a retail stock trading service for Yahoo Finance and strike deals with sports betting companies to bolster Yahoo Sports  —  Yahoo's latest deal underscores its move to boost revenues and use its cash to grow its core businesses, including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Mail.

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Brightspot:
Is your CMS solving your content problems, or creating new ones?  —  In a commissioned study written and conducted by Forrester, we revealed that 72% plan to change their CMS platform, is your organization one of them?
Sastrify:
SaaS Prices Are Going Up.  Here's Why (And What You Can Do about It)  —  From inflation issues to rock-bottom retention rates: get the latest industry updates and see how high-growth teams are preparing for 2023.
Zoho:
HR tech basics: Here are the 5 features you should look for in a learning management system  —  Employees expect their organization's training opportunities to offer flexibility.
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 02/03 - The Startup Planning To De-Extinct The Dodo
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:20 AM ET, November 29, 2022.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Kate Beioley / Financial Times:
Swati Bhat / Reuters:

Earlier Picks

Jay Peters / The Verge:
Wall Street Journal: