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December 3, 2022, 1:00 AM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
A Twitter thread from Matt Taibbi exposes Twitter documents on the internal 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).
Financial Times:
Sources: Alameda sheltered FTX from an up to $1B loss in April 2021 after an FTX trader's MobileCoin trade went bad, wiping out Alameda's 2021 profits  —  Alameda Research sustained up to $1bn loss last year when client's trade on obscure token went sour  —  Hedge fund Alameda Research stepped …
CNBC:
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 …
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.
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
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.
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] …
More: Axios and Reuters
Adam Morgan McCarthy / The Block:
Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital agrees to buy high-security custodian GK8 from bankrupt crypto lender Celsius; Celsius acquired GK8 for $115M in late 2021  —  - Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital agreed to buy GK8 from Celsius.  — GK8 was originally acquired by Celsius for $115 million in late 2021.

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