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December 1, 2022, 7:50 AM

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New York Times:
A video and live blog of Sam Bankman-Fried being interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times' DealBook Summit, covering FTX, Alameda, and more  —  FTX, the crypto exchange Mr. Bankman-Fried founded, declared bankruptcy this month in a failure that wiped out billions of investor dollars.
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Bloomberg:
In his NYT interview, SBF gave few straight answers while admitting to gross errors, denying claims of fraud, and claiming he “didn't knowingly commingle funds”  —  Mystery continues to shroud the missing billions at bankrupt crypto exchange FTX after its disgraced founder Sam …
David Z. Morris / CoinDesk:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Elon Musk says he met with Tim Cook at Apple's HQ on Wednesday, and that Cook was clear that Apple “never considered” removing Twitter from the App Store  —  Twitter CEO Elon Musk today met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, according to a tweet shared by Musk this afternoon.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
LastPass says customer data was accessed after hackers breached its third-party cloud storage, shared with parent GoTo, using info stolen in an August 2022 hack  —  LastPass says unknown attackers breached its cloud storage using information stolen during a previous security incident from August 2022.
CNBC:
Salesforce says Bret Taylor will step down as vice chair and co-CEO on January 31, 2023, and Marc Benioff will stay on as chair and CEO  —  - Observers viewed Bret Taylor as a possible successor for Marc Benioff, Salesforce's iconic co-founder.  — It's the second time in less than three years …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Mark Zuckerberg says Apple's policies that let the company unilaterally control which apps can be installed are not sustainable and cause a conflict of interest  —  Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday added to the growing chorus of concerns about Apple, arguing that it's …
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says Neuralink expects human trials to begin in about six months pending FDA approval, and details work on implants to treat paralysis and vision  —  Elon Musk's Neuralink Corp. aims to start putting its coin-sized computing brain implant into human patients within six months …
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
OpenAI releases a demo of ChatGPT, a chatbot version of GPT-3 that answers follow-up questions, admits its mistakes, challenges incorrect premises, and more  —  A chatbot version of GPT-3 that admits its mistakes is more transparent than the original.  But it's still not perfect.
Bloomberg:
Sources: TSMC will make advanced 4nm chips when its ~$12B Arizona plant opens in 2024, an upgrade to prior 5nm claims, at the urging of Apple, AMD, and others  —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will offer advanced 4-nanometer chips when its new $12 billion plant in Arizona opens in 2024 …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Google says Barcelona-based spyware vendor Variston planted spyware by exploiting zero-day flaws in Chrome, Firefox, and Windows between 2018 and 2022  —  A Barcelona-based company that bills itself as a custom security solutions provider exploited several zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Netflix plans to expand its pre-release content screening program, the Netflix Preview Club, from 2,000+ users to tens of thousands in early 2023  —  Streaming giant plans global expansion of program that helped make 'Don't Look Up' less serious  —  Netflix's Turbulent Year: How It Reversed Subscriber Losses
More: Reuters
Wall Street Journal:
How Twitter users in China have been circumventing the nation's Great Firewall and fighting spam to get footage of protests out to the rest of the world  —  Chinese users employ VPNs to get videos and images out of the country, while fighting spam  —  Why Tesla's China Ties Could Be a Problem for Twitter
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
US crypto exchange Kraken plans to lay off 1,100 people, or 30% of its workforce, citing a need to “adapt to current market conditions”  —  The crypto exchange is laying off 1,100 people, sending its headcount back 12 months.  —  Crypto exchange Kraken said Wednesday …
Associated Press:
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says the company does not plan to stop selling “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America”, an antisemitic film promoted by Kyrie Irving  —  Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film …

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