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January 9, 2023, 3:00 PM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How Telegram, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter were used to boost election fraud claims in Brazil before riots hit Congress and government buildings  —  Researchers detected a surge in agressive rhetoric from election denialists in far-right channels online ahead of Sunday's rioting
Eric Wallerstein / Wall Street Journal:
FTX's bankruptcy executives are seeking to recoup Sam Bankman-Fried's and FTX's charitable donations; FTX's Future Fund pledged $160M+ to over 110 nonprofits  —  Nonprofits struggle to decide how to handle money received from bankrupt crypto exchange  —  Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX doled out millions in charitable donations.
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
SteamDB: Valve's Steam platform passed 10M concurrent in-game players for the first time on January 7 and exceeded 33M concurrent online users on January 8  —  Valve's game distribution platform Steam had a record-breaking weekend, exceeding 10 million concurrent in-game players for the first time …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Up until late December 2022, hackers were using a flaw in Experian's site to get anyone's entire credit report using only their name, address, birthday, and SSN  —  Identity thieves have been exploiting a glaring security weakness in the website of Experian, one of the big three consumer credit reporting bureaus.
P J Huffstutter / Reuters:
John Deere signs an MOU with the American Farm Bureau Federation, promising farmers the right to repair their equipment or go to an independent technician  —  The American Farm Bureau Federation and machinery manufacturer Deere & Co (DE.N) signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A look at the impact of the emerging AI epoch, led by DALL-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and ChatGPT, on Apple, Amazon, Meta, Google, and Microsoft  —  The story of 2022 was the emergence of AI, first with image generation models, including DALL-E, MidJourney, and the open source Stable Diffusion …
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
LinkedIn posts and Apple job listings suggest Apple plans to open its first flagship stores in India, likely beyond the reported 22,000 square foot Mumbai store  —  Smartphone maker wants to expand in the country and diversify manufacturing away from China  —  Apple has started hiring …
Tatum Hunter / Washington Post:
The EFF, iFixit, Consumer Reports, and other advocacy groups say companies with buzzy CES demos failed to address how customer data is collected and protected  —  CES brings a flood of new gadgets with dangerous technology and little vetting  —  LAS VEGAS — American shoppers …
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
SCOTUS lets Meta's WhatsApp pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting a bug to install spyware, allowing the surveillance of 1,400 people  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let Meta Platforms Inc's (META.O) WhatsApp pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting …
Jesse Pound / CNBC:
Vista Equity Partners plans to acquire insurance tech company Duck Creek for ~$2.6B in cash, or $19 per share, a 46% premium on Friday's close; DCT jumps 45%+  —  Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT  —  Insurance tech company Duck Creek Technologies has reached a takeover deal …

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