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December 9, 2022, 7:30 AM

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Bari Weiss releases “Twitter Files Part Two”, sharing images of accounts that Twitter allegedly put on “blacklists” and screenshots of internal Slack messages  —  Former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss released the second installment of the “Twitter Files” …
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The FTC sues to block Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition, charging that the deal announced in January may suppress Microsoft's gaming competitors  —  Lawsuit marks Lina Khan's most significant effort to date to address tech industry consolidation, and it could upend Microsoft's gaming ambitions
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Chelsey Cox / CNBC:
The SEC asks US public companies to disclose to investors their exposure and risks related to crypto assets after “recent bankruptcies and financial distress”  —  - The SEC is advising companies to disclose their involvement with digital commodities firms, according to guidance released Thursday.
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
As US prosecutors reportedly investigate FTX and Alameda's role in orchestrating LUNA and UST's collapse, a look at the timeline of events and evidence  —  The latest twist in the downfall of crypto maven Sam Bankman-Fried is prompting a reexamination of the implosion of the Terra algorithmic …
Nick Turner / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says Twitter is working on an update that will tell users if they've been “shadowbanned”, the reason why, and how to appeal  —  Twitter Inc. owner Elon Musk, continuing a shake-up of the platform he acquired in October for $44 billion, said the company will begin telling users …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
An interview with Epic CEO Tim Sweeney on his crusade to break Apple's App Store power, which he says is increasingly a problem for speech and not just business  —  Sweeney says he's willing to go to the Supreme Court to fight Apple's control of the App Store.  But first, he's hoping Congress will act before it's too late.
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
Singapore-based Amber Group, one of Asia's largest crypto exchanges, cuts 40% of its staff, scraps retail operations, and terminates its Chelsea FC sponsorship  —  Amber Group, one of Asia's leading crypto trading and lending platforms, is cutting jobs, scrapping retail operations and terminating …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google announces Chrome will get a Memory Saver mode, which promises to cut memory usage by up to 30%, and an Energy Saver mode, rolling out in the coming weeks  —  Google today announced two new performance settings in its Chrome browser: Memory Saver and Energy Saver.

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