December 16, 2022, 12:10 PM

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Twitter suspends several journalists, including the NYT's Ryan Mac and CNN's Donie O'Sullivan; Elon Musk says the “same doxxing rules apply to journalists”  —  Twitter suspended several high-profile journalists Thursday evening who have been covering the company and Elon Musk.
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Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Elon Musk briefly showed up to a Twitter Space hosted by a BuzzFeed News reporter discussing the latest bans, but left after reporters asked him questions  —  The embattled Twitter CEO briefly appeared in the Twitter Space hosted by BuzzFeed News tech reporter Katie Notopoulos.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter suspends Mastodon's account and prevents links to Mastodon servers from being tweeted or added to profile bios, calling them “harmful” and “malware”  —  A day after Twitter crafted a new policy to explain its decision to ban an account that tracks Elon Musk's private jet, the fallout continues.
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Twitter disables Spaces, after Elon Musk abruptly left a group conversation with suspended journalists; Musk says Twitter is fixing a “legacy bug”  —  Twitter has apparently pulled its Spaces group audio feature, at least temporarily, after Elon Musk joined a group conversation …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Binance says Mazars, the auditing firm that worked on proof-of-reserves reports for Binance,, and others, has paused work for all crypto clients  —  Mazars has deleted Binance's proof-of-reserves assessment, which found its bitcoin reserves were overcollateralized.
Amir Shevat / TechCrunch:
Former product head of Twitter's developer platform details the plans, like custom timelines, that Twitter abandoned post-acquisition, eroding developer trust  —  Twitter is where the world shares its opinions and aspirations; it's where brands, celebrities, and politicians interact with people, live and in the open.
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
Singapore-based crypto trading and lending service Amber Group raised a $300M Series C led by Fenbushi, at less than its $3B valuation from February 2022  —  Embattled crypto firm Amber Group has raised $300 million mainly for customers who lost money on the platform's products due to FTX's implosion …
Miriam Gottfried / Wall Street Journal:
Private equity firm Advent plans to acquire Maxar, which operates 90 satellites that collect images used by Google Maps and others, for $6.4B including debt  —  Including debt, the transaction is worth $6.4 billion  —  Advent International agreed to buy Maxar Technologies Inc. MAXR 122.47%increase …
Stephen Totilo / Axios:
US lawmakers press top game companies about how they assess and mitigate risks of extremist behavior, citing an ADL study on rising extremism in online gaming  —  - “We are writing to better understand the processes you have in place to handle player reports of harassment and extremism encounters …
Ed Garsten / Forbes:
SafeAI, which retrofits heavy-equipment vehicles like dump trucks and bulldozers with autonomous systems, raised a $38M Series B from Builders VC and others  —  A company that specializes in converting heavy construction and mining equipment from driver-operated to self-driving has landed millions …

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