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December 3, 2022, 9:20 AM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Matt Taibbi posts internal Twitter documents showing the company's 2020 debate over the handling of content related to NY Post's Hunter Biden laptop story  —  The new disclosures, touted as “The Twitter Files,” were posted in a lengthy Twitter thread by investigative reporter and author Matt Taibbi (and retweeted by Musk).
New York Times:
Sources: Twitter's US ad revenue was 80% below internal expectations for the week of the World Cup's Nov. 20 start, as Twitter keeps missing weekly ad targets  —  Under Elon Musk, the company has cut its financial expectations as some advertisers request discounts and are offered incentives.
New York Times:
China is using phone trackers and other tools to track protestors, the first time mass surveillance has been directed at middle-class people in affluent cities  —  After a weekend of protests, the authorities in China are using the country's all-seeing surveillance apparatus to find those bold enough to defy them.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Apple's efforts to reduce dependence on Foxconn; sources: Apple wants other suppliers in China, Vietnam, and India to actively plan product assembly  —  Burned by Covid lockdowns and worker protests at Foxconn plants, the iPhone maker is looking to diversify the supply chain that has powered its growth
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google says it is testing end-to-end encryption for RCS-based group chats on its Messages app  —  Google said today it is testing end-to-end encryption for RCS-based group chats on its Messages app — RCS stands for Rich Communication Services.  The company noted that it will be rolling …
CNBC:
Financial Times:
Samriddhi Sakunia / Rest of World:
Elections in India's Gujarat have become a WhatsApp spam war, as the main political parties push content across thousands of groups to influence voters  —  10,000 volunteers, 50,000 WhatsApp groups, and the intense fight to “control people's feed” in Gujarat.  —  • AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA
Reuters:
A US judge dismisses an indictment against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, formally ending a criminal sanctions case that strained US-China relations  —  A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed an indictment against Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co [RIC:RIC:HWT.UL] …
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