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January 3, 2023, 7:15 AM

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Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
In an open letter, Cameron Winklevoss accuses Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert of engaging in “bad faith stall tactics” after Genesis halted withdrawals  —  The fallout from the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire just got messier, with digital-asset entrepreneur …
Stephen Katte / Cointelegraph:
Luke Dashjr, an original core developer of Bitcoin, claims someone stole “basically all” his BTC by compromising his PGP key; a wallet shows ~217 BTC were moved  —  A Bitcoin OG and core developer Luke Dashjr claims his PGP key was compromised, resulting in virtually all his Bitcoin being stolen from him on Dec. 31.
Belle Lin / Wall Street Journal:
Southwest Airlines' recent meltdown exposed an over-reliance on aging crew-assignment software SkySolver, forcing the company to return to manual scheduling  —  The airline industry is long overdue for a tech overhaul that takes full advantage of the cloud and data integration, analysts say
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
PyTorch identifies a malicious dependency using its “torchtriton” library name, warning nightly version users to uninstall; the hacker claims ethical research  —  PyTorch has identified a malicious dependency with the same name as the framework's ‘torchtriton’ library.
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
A look at China's growing, Beijing-endorsed “virtual people” industry, including scandal-free influencers, performers, and customer service representatives  —  - Tech company Baidu said the number of virtual people projects it's worked on for clients has doubled since last year …
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Chinese media: Foxconn says its Zhengzhou plant is operating with ~200,000 workers, or ~90% capacity, back to around reported normal levels, after disruptions  —  Foxconn Technology Group has brought the world's largest iPhone plant to about 90% of anticipated peak capacity …
Daniel Gilbert / Washington Post:
A look at the wave of US doctors and telehealth startups prescribing ketamine online, aided by looser pandemic-inspired federal rules for controlled substances  —  People can take the drug at home, thanks to federal action during the pandemic.  Some experts worry it's now too easy to get.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Shopify President Harley Finkelstein says the company's Audiences marketing tool, which uploads customer data to Meta and Google's ad platforms, is a key focus  —  Canadian ecommerce group touts new tool that allows retailers to pool customer data and better target ads
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
A look at what 2023 may bring for crypto regulation in the US and globally, as bankruptcies stretch into the new year, attracting lawmakers and criminal probes  —  CoinDesk's policy team predicts the issues and topics that may take center stage over the next 12 months.

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