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January 14, 2023, 8:10 PM

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Erin Woo / The Information:
Internal messages: Twitter intentionally suspended access to third-party clients last Thursday; staff questioned when an explanation would be provided publicly  —  The mysterious outage of Tweetbot and other third-party Twitter clients that began Thursday night was an intentional suspension …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
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Washington Post:
How Elon Musk's Twitter moderation cuts impacted large markets outside the US, like India, with more hate speech, and Japan, with less political trending topics  —  With 75 percent of its audience outside the U.S. and Canada, the impact of Elon Musk's moderation cuts has been great elsewhere
Derek B. Johnson / SC Media:
CI/CD service CircleCI says hackers infected an employee's laptop and used 2FA credentials to breach the company's systems and steal its data in December 2022  —  CircleCI's chief technology officer said malicious hackers infected one of their engineer's laptops and stole elevated account privileges …
Paul Roberts / The Seattle Times:
Meta is vacating a Seattle office and a Bellevue office, and Microsoft doesn't plan to renew a Seattle office lease, amid job cuts and remote work's popularity  —  In the latest sign of change in the tech sector — and softness in the office market here — Facebook parent Meta and Microsoft …
Wall Street Journal:
Emails: Twitter is offering free ad space by matching ad spending up to $250K, if the $500K of ads are run by February 28, a period that includes the Super Bowl  —  Tech company to match advertisers' ad spending up to $250,000  —  Twitter Inc. is offering advertisers a new incentive …
Pete Syme / Insider:
An FTX lawyer told Delaware's bankruptcy court that SBF ordered FTX co-founder Gary Wang to open a secret backdoor to let Alameda borrow $65B of clients' money  —  - Bankruptcy lawyers said Sam Bankman-Fried's Alameda had access to a $65 billion credit line from FTX.
Nitish Pahwa / Slate:
How popular tech podcast All-In, with hosts Jason Calacanis, David Sacks, Chamath Palihapitiya, and David Friedberg, gives some insight into Elon Musk's Twitter  —  On Nov. 7, about a week after Elon Musk took over Twitter and laid off half the staff, a company vice president offered a group …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hackers have begun exploiting a critical remote code execution vulnerability in unpatched versions of the Control Web Panel, a widely used web hosting interface  —  A patch was released in October, but not all servers have installed it.  —  Malicious hackers have begun exploiting …
Adam Popescu / MIT Technology Review:
A look at Congo's Virunga National Park, which is running a Bitcoin mine that uses power from a hydro plant to pay park salaries and for infrastructure projects  —  In an attempt to protect its forests and famous wildlife, Virunga has become the first national park to run a Bitcoin mine.

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