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December 9, 2022, 7:25 PM

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: LLCs tied to the CEO of crypto news site The Block secretly received $43M in Alameda loans, used in part to buy and run the site; CEO has now resigned  —  The Block, a media company that says it covers crypto news independently, has been secretly funded for over a year with money funneled …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
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Julia Shapero / The Hill:
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” …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Ireland's privacy watchdog says it is engaging with Twitter about giving data access to outsiders, amid concerns that Twitter could be in violation of GDPR  —  Elon Musk's desire to stir conspiratorial shit up by giving select outsiders aligned with his conservative agenda access to Twitter systems …
Nick Turner / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says Twitter is working on an update that will show 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 …
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
SBF agrees to testify before a House committee on December 13 but remains quiet about a request from a Senate committee, which could issue a subpoena  —  The FTX founder said on Twitter he would appear before a House committee next week, but was quiet about a similar request from a Senate committee.
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
As US prosecutors reportedly investigate whether FTX and Alameda orchestrated LUNA and UST's collapse, a look at the timeline of events and potential evidence  —  The latest twist in the downfall of crypto maven Sam Bankman-Fried is prompting a reexamination of the implosion …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple and Ericsson reach a licensing agreement over “patented cellular standard-essential technologies” and more, ending a years-long legal battle  —  Apple and Ericsson have reached a licensing agreement that will put an end to a years-long, increasingly nasty legal battle between the two companies.
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 …
Nick Baker / CoinDesk:
Auditing firm Mazars says Crypto.com users' crypto assets are fully backed one-to-one, after vouching for a similar proof-of-reserves report from Binance  —  The examination was done by auditing firm Mazars.  —  Crypto.com released proof-of-reserves data from auditing firm Mazars Group …
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Twitter emails advertisers about plans to launch controls to prevent their ads from showing up next to tweets with certain keywords, as soon as next week  —  Twitter Inc will roll out new controls as soon as next week to let companies prevent their ads from appearing above …

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