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December 1, 2022, 12:55 PM

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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.
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:
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.
Noahpinion:
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.
@coinbasewallet:
[Thread] Coinbase says Apple “blocked our last” Wallet iOS app release until the exchange disabled sending NFTs, claiming Apple wanted a 30% cut from gas fees  —  You might have noticed you can't send NFTs on Coinbase Wallet iOS anymore. This is because Apple blocked our last app release until we disabled the feature. 🧵
Bloomberg:
Sources: TSMC plans to make 4nm chips in its ~$12B Arizona plant, set to open in 2024, an upgrade from 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 …
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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter alternative Hive temporarily shuts down after researchers found vulnerabilities that would have let hackers access DMs and edit others' Hive posts  —  The team at the newly popular Twitter alternative Hive is in over their head.  The company has now taken the fairly radical step …
Jonathan Weil / Wall Street Journal:
Tether's reports show increasing loans denominated and payable in its own stablecoin, reaching $6.1B as of September 30, a potential risk in a crisis  —  Tether reports hadn't disclosed that loans it issues are denominated and payable in the token  —  The SEC's Strategy for Enforcing Regulation on Crypto, Explained
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
YouTube releases its 2022 recap for the US, highlighting the most-watched videos, top creators, breakout stars, top songs, and global top ads  —  Following the Music Recap earlier this week, YouTube is revealing the top trending videos of 2022 and other lists that more or less serve as a stand in for Rewind.
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 …
Liza Lin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: on Tuesday, China's internet regulator told Tencent, ByteDance, and others to grow censorship teams, focus on protest content, and censor info on VPNs  —  Online regulators tell big tech companies to expand censorship of information on protests and take steps to curb the virtual private networks used to bypass online controls
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 …

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