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January 13, 2023, 12:15 PM

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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Fenix, Talon, and other third-party Twitter apps are broken; Twitter has given no explanation and developers say they haven't heard back  —  The past several weeks since Elon Musk's takeover have seen Twitter in turmoil as rapid changes hit the platform …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Crypto.com lays off ~20% of its global workforce, citing the macro-economic downturn and FTX's implosion, after cutting 260 employees, or ~5%, in June 2022  —  Crypto exchange Crypto.com is cutting its global workforce by 20%, it said on Friday, as it navigates ongoing economic headwinds and “unforeseeable” industry events.
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
The SEC charges Genesis and Gemini with offering and selling unregistered securities to retail investors via a crypto lending program promising to pay interest  —  - The SEC charged both Gemini and Genesis with unregistered offering and sale of securities to retail investors, some of who were in the U.S.
Gareth Corfield / Telegraph:
Sources: a Russia-linked LockBit ransomware gang infected the UK's Royal Mail customs label printers, forcing the postal service to stop overseas deliveries  —  Lockbit's ransomware scrambled software on machines used to send international post  —  A Russia-linked ransomware gang was behind …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
SEC proxy filing: Apple cuts Tim Cook's 2023 target compensation by 40%+ to $49M, citing investor guidance and a request from Cook, who was paid $99.4M in 2022  —  Apple Inc. is cutting Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook's compensation by more than 40% to $49 million in 2023 …
Financial Times:
Connie Guglielmo / CNET:
After a report that it is using AI for writing articles, CNET explains its test, changes the byline on AI-written posts, and makes disclosures more prominent  —  For over two decades, CNET has built our reputation testing new technologies and separating the hype from reality.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google and Nvidia told the FTC that the Activision Blizzard deal could give Microsoft an unfair advantage in cloud, subscription, and mobile gaming  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Nvidia Corp. have expressed concerns to the Federal Trade Commission about Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Some users of AI companion chatbot Replika, which offers a $70 romantic Pro version, say the free “friend” version is getting more sexually aggressive  —  For some longtime users of the chatbot, the app has gone from helpful companion to unbearably sexually aggressive.  —  Samantha Cole
The Guardian:
Meta sues to ban Voyager Labs from using Facebook and Instagram, alleging the investigative software startup created 38K+ accounts to scrape 600K+ users' data  —  The social media giant launched an investigation into Voyager's use of fake accounts after a Guardian investigation
Josh Ye / Reuters:
A look at Tencent's short video service WeChat Channels, which founder Pony Ma calls “the hope of the company”, as the tech giant tries to build its own TikTok  —  On a hot summer's day last year, the 90's boy band Backstreet Boys clambered on to a stage in Pennsylvania and belted …

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