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December 14, 2022, 2:45 PM

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Jody Serrano / Gizmodo:
Twitter permanently suspends @ElonJet, a bot that tracked Elon Musk's jet, after its creator said Twitter shadowbanned it; Musk said he would not ban the bot  —  Days after @ElonJet accused Twitter of shadowbanning, it's been suspended.  Musk had said he wouldn't ban the account even though it was a “safety” risk for him.
Jack Dorsey / Revue:
Reacting to the “Twitter Files”, Jack Dorsey says attacking Twitter staff is dangerous, calls for an open social media protocol, and commits $1M/year to Signal  —  By subscribing, you agree with Revue's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and understand that jack's will receive your email address.
Bloomberg:
Interviews with dozens of Elon Musk's former employees and partners portray his Twitter as a Shakespearean psychodrama, resulting in something close to disaster  —  It was Day 5 of Elon Musk's riveting, rambunctious takeover of Twitter Inc. The owner and self-proclaimed Chief Twit had spent …
Platformer:
Sources: Twitter is considering forcing all users to opt in to personalized ads and share their location data but may let Blue users opt out of personalized ads  —  Agree to personalize your ads — or else  —  A month ago, when Elon Musk's Twitter first set out to revamp the Twitter Blue subscription …
New York Times:
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
SBF's “carelessness” fraud defense, after misrepresenting risk management and funneling customer money to Alameda, is a confession the SEC sees straight through  —  Oh Sam  —  I.  —  Here is how you run a futures exchange:  — You offer some bets on some propositions, say, whether Bitcoin will go up or down.
Kat Tenbarge / NBC News:
The SEC charges eight influencers with securities fraud, allegedly using Twitter and Discord to manipulate stocks since at least January 2020 in a ~$100M scheme  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged eight influencers with securities fraud, the agency said Wednesday.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Tesla rolls out an update, adding support for Steam on 2022 Model S and Model X vehicles or newer with 16GB of RAM, Apple Music, upgraded Light Show, and more  —  Tesla's new “Holiday Update” adds a few long-awaited new features, including the ability to play games from Steam in your car and support for Apple Music.
Financial Times:
Sources: Arm concludes Alibaba and other Chinese companies can't buy its high-performance Neoverse V chip tech as the US and the UK would not approve its export  —  Alibaba among groups unable to purchase top designs  —  Alibaba, the Chinese tech giant, cannot buy some of the most advanced chip designs …
Financial Times:
Meghan Bobrowsky / Wall Street Journal:
As Tesla's stock drops ~60% in 2022, on pace for its worst year on record, investors criticize Elon Musk's involvement in Twitter and his lack of focus on Tesla  —  Supporters of Tesla and Musk are asking questions about who is running the electric-vehicle maker
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Twitter plans to shut down newsletter platform Revue on January 12, 2023 and delete all data, after acquiring the company in January 2021  —  One day after Jack Dorsey took to Revue to share his thoughts on the Twitter Files, the company announced it would shut down the newsletter platform early next year.
Bloomberg:
Memo: Changpeng Zhao warns Binance staff to expect a “bumpy” several months but that the exchange “will survive any crypto winter”, after huge user withdrawals  —  Binance Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Changpeng Zhao warned his colleagues to expect tough months ahead …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D) and Roger Marshall (R) introduce the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, including KYC requirements for wallets and miners  —  The proposal will bring know-your-customer rules to crypto participants such as wallet providers and miners.
Wall Street Journal:
Tether plans to stop secured loans issued and denominated in its tether stablecoin at some point in 2023, after WSJ reported on the potentially risky practice  —  The rapid growth of Tether's lending program raised concerns about its ability to meet redemptions in a crisis  —  Created with sketchtool.
Bill Allison / Bloomberg:
The DOJ charges SBF with violating campaign finance laws, creating a showdown over what may be the biggest illegal infusion of money into US politics in decades  —  Sam Bankman-Fried, the second biggest Democratic donor in the 2022 election cycle, is charged with violating campaign finance laws …
Rohan Goswami / CNBC:
Reuters:
An investigation details the global supply chain that continues to offer Russia access to Western components and electronics, including from Intel and AMD  —  In March this year, a new firm appeared in Turkey's corporate registry.  Azu International Ltd Sti described itself as a wholesale trader …
Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez / Fortune:
PayPal launches an integration with MetaMask that allows users to purchase and transfer ETH, rolling out to all US customers in the coming weeks  —  Users of the popular MetaMask Web3 wallet will soon be able to buy the second-most-popular cryptocurrency, Ether, via PayPal.
More: CoinDesk and The Block
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
The son of an Ethiopian professor murdered in November 2021 sues Meta in Kenya, alleging Facebook algorithms promote hateful and violent content for engagement  —  Lawsuit alleges the social media giant is fueling violence and hate across Eastern and Southern Africa.

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